Geocaching

Would you like to go on a treasure hunt? Join the geocaching project! Geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt where you use GPS coordinates to find hidden containers around your neighborhood. We’ll search for geocaches while exploring cool locations in our community, and at the end of the project, we’ll hide a cache of our own for other geocachers to find.

AGES:  All, max 6 kids

DATES:  Saturdays, November 3, 10, 17, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

LOCATION:  Various

PROJECT FEE:  $10-15 for snacks (covered by club)

Introduction to Rabbits

In this project, we will learn all about rabbits! This includes different breeds, raising rabbits and rabbit care and showing rabbits. The project will meet first in Emeryville, and then include a field trip to Ruth’s Rabbits (the project leader’s rabbitry) as well as a trip to a rabbit show, either in Dixon in early January or Turlock in late February.

This project is run by a leader from Tassajara 4-H.

AGES:  All, max 10 kids

DATES AND LOCATIONS:

Wednesday, November 7, 4:15-6:30, at EBI with visiting rabbits

Rabbit Show Field Trip:  Sat, January 5 in Dixon, time TBD

Ruth’s Rabbits (San Ramon) Field Trip:  Fri, January 25, 3:30-6:45

Rabbit Show Field Trip (if you missed the one in Dixon): Sat or Sun February 23 or 24, Turlock, time TBD

PROJECT FEE:  $10 for snacks (covered by club)

NOTE:  We will need parent drivers for this project.

Urban Farm Park: Using Ingredients from the Farm

Learn about City Slicker Farms West Oakland Farm Park and create fun food and products from what is grown right on the farm!

This project is run by City Slicker Farms 4-H Afterschool Group.  There are only 2 spots left as of 9/17/18.

AGES:  5-8 years old, 2 spots left

DATES:

Saturday, October 6, 2:30-4:30 (zucchini latkes)

Saturday, October 20, 2:30-4:30 (herbal salve)

Saturday, November 3, 2:30-4:30 (snack using honey from the bees)

LOCATION:  West Oakland Farm Park

PROJECT FEE:  None

Cloverbud Basics of Baking

Intended for younger members in our 4-H community, in this baking class we will focus on the building blocks of baking and kitchen safety. We will make cookies, cakes and even some sweets that don’t need to bake at all! Think of this as a very fun science class where you get to eat your experiments!

AGES:  5-9 years old, max 4 kids

DATES:  Sundays, October 7, November 4, December 9, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

LOCATION:  Project Leader’s kitchen, Berkeley

PROJECT FEE:  $30 estimated (covered by club)

Plant Power: Smart Design

This is a two-day project with two field trips (3 hours each with snack). The first field trip will be to an art gallery in Berkeley where we will meet with an artist who photographs flower pods. Each pod is designed in such a smart way so that it can keep seeds protected and, when the time comes, can spill seeds out for its future offspring for next year. We will collect our own pods on the walk through the neighborhood and produce our own close-up photographs of flower pods. The second trip will be to the UCB Botanical Gardens and we will learn about how carnivorous plants are designed in order to attract and catch their food (flies, small insects, and curious children).

AGES:  7+, max 12 kids

DATES AND LOCATIONS:

Berkeley Gallery Visit:  Thursday, October 11, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

UCB Botanical Gardens Visit:  Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

PROJECT FEE:  $10 (covered by club)

NOTE:  Parents may have to drive kids to and from the venue.

Plant Potions

We will continue to learn about the power of plants! We will experiment with creating plant medicines, teas and balms to heal wounds, soothe tummies, moisturize lips and all kinds of fun stuff! No previous experience necessary.

AGES:  10+, max 8 kids

DATES:  3 of these possible Saturdays, October 6, December 1, 8, 15, time TBD

LOCATION:  Project Leader’s house in Emeryville

PROJECT FEE:  $20 sliding scale (covered by club)

Introduction to Weaving

Ever wanted to understand the basics of making fabric? Did you know that looms were the forerunners of computers?  Learn to weave. Students will learn the basics of weaving on a tapestry and multi-shaft loom and have fun making their own piece of cloth.

AGES:  10+, max 6 kids

DATES:  Sundays, October 7, 28, November 11, 1:30-3:30

LOCATION:  Project Leader’s house in Berkeley

PROJECT FEE:  None

Crafts Crafts Crafts !

Make gifts for the holidays!  Join us as we have fun making various crafts, which may include woodsy fort/fairy houses, small stuffed animals, painted glassware and wood items, soaps and other toiletries and more.

AGES:  10+, max 8 kids

DATES:  Thursdays, November 15, 29, December 6, 13, 3:45-5:30

LOCATION:  Emeryville Senior Center

PROJECT FEE:  $25 (covered by club)

Become a Writer for the Emeryville 4-H Website

Participants will learn about website publishing, and the technology behind the Emeryville 4-H website. Throughout the year, each participant will write articles about their 4-H projects and events, and work with project leaders to publish their articles on the Emeryville 4-H website. Participants will learn about the technology that makes the website work, including high-level internet concepts and basic HTML.

AGES:  6th grade and up, max 6 kids

DATES:

Sunday, September 23, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunday, October 14, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Plus Check-In’s at monthly club meeting

LOCATION:  EBI

PROJECT FEE:  $10 (covered by club)

NOTE:  Participant must have access to a laptop or Chromebook.

Media Literacy

Radically non-political, our goal is to help kids evaluate and discern the overwhelming amount of information they’re receiving — an essential life skill for the 21st Century.

This project is run by a leader from Oaktown 4-H.

AGES:  12+

DATES:  tentatively 1st Sunday of the month, 2:00 pm

LOCATION:  Project leader’s house in Montclair

PROJECT FEE:  TBD