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									                     Registration Timetable
                    and Participant Handbook




     Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference
                                       June 16-19, 2008
                                      Madison, Wisconsin




The University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX.




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                  2008 WISCONSIN 4-H & YOUTH CONFERENCE TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
                NOTE: Pre-conference Meal times (Wednesday dinner through Monday lunch)
                  Breakfast - 7:30-8:00 a.m., lunch - 12-12:30 p.m., dinner – 5:00-5:30p.m.

Monday, June 16
 noon-2:00 p.m.         Arrival and Registration (Witte Main Lounge)
 2:30                   Gather by the steps to the bridge in front of Witte Hall for Tours and Getting Acquainted Fun.
 2:45                   Depart for tours (Be there at 2:30 to find your tour group to leave promptly at 2:45!)
 3:00-4:30              Chaperone Meeting (Gordon Commons A-1)
 3:45-4:45              Talent Show auditions (Rm. 34 Witte Hall) (Alternate time for auditions Tuesday afternoon.)
 4:45-5:15              Floor Meetings for all delegates and chaperones (Witte lounges on each floor)
 5:15-6:15              Dinner (Gordon Commons) (Allow 15 minutes to walk to Memorial Union)
 6:30-8:20              Assembly: Greg Hutchins, State 4-H Leader; YLC; Keynote Program (Memorial Union Theater)
 8:30-10:20             Recreation (Pirates Dance—tent in Witte yard; Movies–Gordon Commons A-1; Games, Volleyball)
 10:30                  Witte Hall closes; Floor Meetings
 11:00                  Lights Out–In Own Rooms. Quiet Hours until 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 17
  6:00 a.m.             Fun Run (Meet by the steps to the bridge in front of Witte Hall.)
  7:15-8:15             Breakfast (Gordon Commons)
  8:15                  County Delegation Meetings
  8:40                  Gather & depart for seminars (Meet in Witte Courtyard)
  9:00-11:15            Seminars
  11:30-12:30 p.m.      Lunch (Gordon Commons)
  12:40                 Gather & depart for seminars (Meet in Witte Courtyard)
  1:00-3:15             Seminars
  3:30-4:45             Talent Show auditions (Rm. 34 Witte)
  3:30-4:45             Free Time
  4:45-5:15             County Delegation Meetings (to process: take-home focus)
  5:15-6:15             Dinner (Gordon Commons) (Allow 15 minutes to walk to Memorial Union)
  6:30-8:20             Assembly: Drama Team (Memorial Union Theater)
  8:20                  State Art Exhibit (Witte Caboose Rm.)–Northern, Western, Eastern Districts
  8:30-10:20            Recreation: (Inflatable Fun in Witte yard; Movies– Gordon Commons A-1; Games, Volleyball)
  10:30                 Witte Hall closes; Floor Meetings
  11:00                 Lights Out–In Own Rooms. Quiet Hours until 7:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 18
 6:00 a.m.              Fun Run (Meet in front of Witte Hall.)
 7:15-8:15              Breakfast (Gordon Commons)
 8:15                   County Delegation Meetings
 8:40                   Gather & depart for seminars (Meet in Witte Courtyard.)
 9:00-11:15             Seminars
 11:30-12:30 p.m.       Lunch (Gordon Commons)
 12:40                  Gather & depart for seminars (Meet in Witte Courtyard)
 1:00-3:15              Seminars
 3:30-4:45              Free Time
 3:45-5:30              Talent Show Rehearsal (Memorial Union Theater)
 4:45-5:15              County Delegation Meetings (to process: take-home focus)
 5:15-6:15              Dinner (Gordon Commons) (Allow 15 minutes to walk to Memorial Union)
 6:30-8:20              Assembly: Talent Show (Memorial Union Theater)
 8:20                   State Art Exhibit (Witte Caboose Rm.)–Central, Southern, Quad Cities Districts
 8:30-10:20             Recreation (Super Heroes theme Dance–tent, Witte yard; Movies– Gordon Commons A-1; Games,
                        Volleyball)
  10:30                 Witte Hall closes; Floor Meetings
  11:00                 Lights Out–In Own Rooms. Quiet Hours until 7:00 a.m.

Thursday, June 19
  7:15-8:15 a.m.        Breakfast (Gordon Commons)
  9:00                  Closing Assembly: Isaac & Joseph, Press Team, YLC (Memorial Union Theater)
 11:30                  Departure.




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                                               REGISTRATION HANDBOOK
                                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Note to Parents and Youth............................................................................................ 1
Introduction to Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference
    Theme ..................................................................................................................................................... 2
    Objectives................................................................................................................................................ 2
    Audience ................................................................................................................................................. 2
    Introduction to This Registration Timetable ........................................................................... 2
WI 4-H & Youth Conference General Information
    County Delegation Orientation ................................................................................................................ 3
    Registration Cost ..................................................................................................................................... 3
    Cancellation Policy .................................................................................................................................. 3
    Delegate Expectation Statement ............................................................................................................. 3
    Health and Health Update Forms ............................................................................................................ 3
    Dates to Remember ................................................................................................................................ 4
    Attendance .............................................................................................................................................. 4
    Where You Will Be Staying ..................................................................................................................... 4
    Pedestrian Crossing ................................................................................................................................ 4
    Behavior at Assemblies ........................................................................................................................... 4
    Group Photos .......................................................................................................................................... 5
    Getting Acquainted Fun and Tours (Monday) ......................................................................................... 5
    Fun Run................................................................................................................................................... 5
    Telephones.............................................................................................................................................. 5
    Checking Out........................................................................................................................................... 5
    Early Departures ..................................................................................................................................... 5
    In Case Of Emergency At Home ............................................................................................................. 6
    In Case Of Emergency At Conference .................................................................................................... 6
    Your Mailing Address .............................................................................................................................. 6
    Dress Code ............................................................................................................................................. 6
    What to Bring/Not Bring .......................................................................................................................... 7
    Residence Hall Rules .............................................................................................................................. 8
Maps
    Witte Hall and Gordon Commons Area .................................................................................................. 9
    WI 4-H & Youth Conference Area Street Guide .................................................................................... 10
    Madison Area Map ................................................................................................................................ 11
Registration Timetable
    Seminar Numbering System/Registration ............................................................................................. 12
    Seminar Information .............................................................................................................................. 13
    Recommended Ambassador Seminars ................................................................................................ 13
    Tuesday Seminar Descriptions ............................................................................................................. 14
    Wednesday Seminar Descriptions ........................................................................................................ 20
Forms
    Adult Leader Registration Form Submit completed form to your County 4-H Office......................... 30
    Adult Water Sport Liability Waiver Form Submit completed form to County 4-H Office................... 32
    Adult Expectation Statement Submit completed form to your County 4-H Office.............................. 34
    Adult Medical History and Consent Form Submit completed form to County 4-H Office ................. 36
    Early Departure Form Give to your chaperone to turn in at on-site registration. ................................ 38
    Health Update Form Give to your chaperone to turn in at on-site registration .................................... 40
    Talent Show Information & Application Due April 10 to WI 4-H Youth Dev. Office.......................... 42
    Youth Registration Form Submit completed form to your County 4-H Office .................................... 44
    Rock Climbing Seminar Liability Form Submit completed form to your Cty 4-H Office.................... 46
    Youth Water Sport Liability Waiver Form Submit completed form to Cty 4-H Office ....................... 48
    Youth Expectation Statement Submit completed form to your County 4-H Office. ........................... 50
    Youth Health and Consent Form Submit completed form to your County 4-H Office. ...................... 52




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                              A note to parents and youth
This timetable is full of information about this year’s Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference, which promises
to be an exciting and enjoyable event.

As you look through this information, you will want to pay special attention to the Expectation Statement.
Behavior expectations are important for a number of reasons. They help everyone –adults as well as
youth– remember to treat one another respectfully and courteously. They also spell out procedures for
responding fairly and consistently when someone’s inappropriate behavior infringes on the well-being of
others.

Like any other document requiring a signature, this one is worth reading carefully before signing so you
will know what you are agreeing to! For example, in addition to the obvious expectations (like no alcohol,
no drugs, no sexual activity, etc.) there are some other things that are a little less obvious. For one thing,
in signing the Expectation Statement, youth are agreeing not to wear certain kinds of clothing at the Youth
Conference–T-shirts or caps that contain rude, sexually-oriented or obscene language or pictures, or
advertising for drugs, cigarettes or alcohol. Girls agree not to wear spaghetti straps, halter-tops or other
kinds of “revealing” attire. Signing the statement also means delegates agree to “... behave in ways that
are acceptable to other delegates.” That simply means treating others respectfully and courteously and
not using rude or obscene language.

Parents or guardians will also want to be familiar with the role of adults who have been chosen to
chaperone Youth Conference delegates. It’s all spelled out on the Adult Expectation Statement along with
information about what happens if youth choose to ignore the things they’ve agreed to by signing their
expectation form.

Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference is a wonderful opportunity for youth to learn new things, make new
friends and have a great time on the UW-Madison Campus. By signing the Expectation Statement, you
and your son or daughter are doing your part to help make sure this year’s event is everything it’s intended
to be.




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         Introduction to Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference
THEME
   The conference theme for the 2008 Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference encourages delegates to “Go
   4 the Gold” as young people in grades 8-10 from around the state come together at the University of
   Wisconsin-Madison campus for three days of learning and fun at WI 4-H & Youth Conference. This
   year’s program will focus on leadership, individual responsibility, goal setting, healthy living, and living
   up to one’s potential.

OBJECTIVES
Through your participation in Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference you will:
    1. Be prepared to actively contribute to a 4-H club, neighborhood, school, or other aspect of your
       community.
    2. Learn about a variety of 4-H and other UW-Extension youth programs.
    3. Experience hands-on “action-learning" in a campus atmosphere.
    4. Strengthen communication, leadership and other life skills.
    5. Gain knowledge to use in programs in your own community.
    6. Exchange ideas and form friendships with youth from diverse backgrounds.

AUDIENCE
   Participation as a delegate to Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference is open to all 4-H’ers in grades 8-10
   and other youth involved in University of Wisconsin-Extension programs. Ambassadors, members of
   Art or Press Teams, Drama Company, Showcase Singers or Youth Leader Council and youth seminar
   instructors should be in grades 8-12.

   While many of the participants are 4-H members, many others are not. This is an opportunity for youth
   from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to come together to exchange ideas, form
   friendships, and learn important skills for contributing to their communities.

INTRODUCTION TO THIS REGISTRATION TIMETABLE
   This Registration Timetable:
   1) Provides general information on Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference.
   2) Explains behavior expectations and provides Youth & Adult Expectation Statements for youth
       and adult review and signatures.
   3) Provides Health Forms for completion by all Conference participants (youth and adults).
   4) Provides registration information including a registration form and seminar descriptions.
   5) Includes an Early Departure/Excused Absence form for any participant or chaperone to
       complete if departure prior to Thursday morning is necessary.
   6) Includes a Health Update Form for any amendments after the conference health form is
       submitted in early spring.
   7) Includes Water Sports & Rock Climbing Activity Liability Waiver Forms for delegates and
       adults participating in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, other water sports, and/or Devil's
       Lake Rock Climbing activities for review and signature.
   8) Includes a Talent Show application for the Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference Talent Show
       held during the Wednesday evening assembly.
   9) Includes maps of the UW campus and downtown Madison.




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                    WISCONSIN 4-H & YOUTH CONFERENCE
                          GENERAL INFORMATION
COUNTY DELEGATION ORIENTATION
  Each county delegation (4-H youth and youth from other UW-Extension Programs together) must
  have a face-to-face orientation prior to coming to Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference. At this meeting
  you will review the general Conference information as well as county expectations of youth
  participation and post-Conference activity. Your County 4-H Agent will be able to provide you with the
  date and time of this orientation.

REGISTRATION COST
  The registration cost for the 2008 Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference is $210. This cost includes the
  educational program, lodging and meals from Monday afternoon through Thursday morning, a
  conference T-shirt and a delegation photo. Your County 4-H Agent will be able to provide more details
  on the financial arrangements in your county. Youth in early-arriving groups (Art and Press Teams,
  Drama Company, Showcase Singers, Youth Leader Council) pay different registration fees. Their fees
  cover early arrival and other event expenses and are communicated directly to the involved youth by
  the coordinating state specialist.

CANCELLATION POLICY
  It is up to you to notify your County 4-H Agent promptly if you cannot attend. Your agent is responsible
  for notifying the WI 4-H Youth Development Office. A cancellation in writing received by the WI 4-H
  Youth Development Office by May 31 will be accepted with no monetary loss to the individual or
  county. Any cancellation received after May 31 will be accepted; however, the individual’s full
  registration fee of $210 will be included in the county invoice. Exceptions will be made only in the case
  of documented illness or family emergency. This cancellation policy does not affect members of Art
  and Press Teams, Drama Company, Showcase Singers, or Youth Leader Council. Cancellation by
  members of those groups will be handled by the coordinating state specialist.

DELEGATE EXPECTATION STATEMENT
  Over 600 delegates from a variety of backgrounds come to Conference from across Wisconsin. This
  diversity makes it especially important that delegates understand behavior expectations. All
  Conference delegates and their parents/guardians should read, discuss and sign the "Expectation
  Statement for Youth on UW-Extension Sponsored Trips and Events" found in this handbook. No youth
  will be allowed to register without submitting an original, completed, and signed statement. Submit
  your Youth Expectation Statement to your County 4-H Agent with your health and registration form by
  April 10. The County 4-H Agent will send the original, completed forms to the WI 4-H Youth
  Development Office before registration.

HEALTH AND HEALTH UPDATE FORMS
  All Conference participants, youth and adult, must complete and sign the appropriate Health Form
  found in this handbook. No participant will be allowed to register without submitting an original,
  completed, and signed form. Please make a copy for travel, if needed. Original health forms will be
  kept on file in the First Aid Station at Headquarters and should accompany their owner to a medical
  facility. If your health changes, you are exposed to a contagious disease, or you have a new
  prescription, please complete and submit the Health Update form to your chaperone to give to the 4-H
  staff at the on-site registration. If there are no changes, it is not necessary to complete a health update
  form.




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DATES TO REMEMBER
Adult & Youth Registration forms due to county office ........................................................................ April 10
Adult & Youth Health, Expectation, Water/Rock Climbing Liability Forms due to county ................... April 10
Talent Show application due to state 4-H office .................................................................................. April 10
County Delegate/Chaperone orientation ....................................................... contact your county for the date
State Chaperone Orientation teleconference ...................................................................................... May 29
Last day to cancel without financial penalty ........................................................................................ May 31
Early Departure forms due ...................................................... Give to chaperone to submit on-site June 16
Health Update Form ................................................................. Give to chaperone to submit on-site June 16


ATTENDANCE
     You are expected to attend all Conference activities. Attendance will be taken at each seminar. After
     Conference, your County 4-H Agent will receive notice of any activities you missed. Your attendance
     record at Conference may affect your eligibility to attend future events.

WHERE YOU WILL BE STAYING
     All delegates are housed in Witte Hall, UW-Madison Southeast Campus Area Student Residence
     Halls. Delegates are housed two per room with another delegate from their county. Occasionally,
     delegates may be housed with a delegate from another county in order to fill a room.

     You are able to indicate your preferred roommate. This choice must be made at the time of
     registration. We will make every effort to honor your roommate choice, however a request to room
     with a person from another county is difficult to honor. If no preference is indicated, the University
     Housing Office will assign a roommate. Roommates cannot be changed after registration or while at
     Conference. This policy is enforced because University officials must know the location of each
     participant in case of emergency and because of fire regulations.

PEDESTRIAN CROSSING
     Madison is infamous for its aggressive drivers who
     do not respect crosswalks or stoplights. Conference
     crossing guards assist with street crossing along a
     set route from Monday afternoon through Thursday
     morning. The Johnson Street crossing is at mid-
     block in between Gordon Commons and Sellery Hall
     at the crosswalk. The route proceeds up the steps
     at Vilas Hall and over the footbridge on University
     Avenue. This route has been established as the
     safest route on busy streets.

BEHAVIOR AT ASSEMBLIES
     All Conference assembly programs are held in the Memorial Union Theater. When entering the
     theater, ushers in the lobby assist in seating you. You must sit with your county delegation. Counties
     will be seated together by districts. Do not loiter. Go directly to your seat. Your behavior in the theater
     must be appropriate to the event and the honor of attending Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference.

     Photography is not allowed in the Memorial Union Theater unless otherwise announced because the
     flashes of light are distracting to the performers. Common theater etiquette dictates that no caps or
     hats may be worn inside the theater.




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GROUP PHOTOS
  The 2008 Press Team will take County Delegation group photos
  while at Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference. You will receive a free
  color print. County photos may be picked up by the delegation’s lead
  chaperone on Thursday morning of Conference before leaving for
  home to disperse to each participant.

GETTING ACQUAINTED FUN AND TOURS (MONDAY)
  Youth Leader Council members will coordinate tours and Getting Acquainted Fun activities after
  registration on Monday afternoon. Delegates gather by the steps to the bridge in front of Witte Hall
  at 2:30 p.m. Tours will depart promptly at 2:45 p.m.

FUN RUN
  Fun Runs will be offered early on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Be sure to sign up the previous
  day at Headquarters. (Without enough participants, runs may be cancelled.) Bring appropriate clothing
  if you wish to join the fun.

TELEPHONES
  In consideration of your roommate and to insure enough sleep, please do not use your
  cell phone between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Cell phones must be turned
  off during all assemblies, seminars and other planned group activities. Your floor
  leader has a room telephone in case of emergency.

CHECKING OUT
              Return room keys to your chaperone when he/she checks you out Thursday morning.
              The chaperone is responsible for collecting and turning in your key together with others
              from your county. That accountability ensures that you won’t be inadvertently charged for
              a missing key. Do NOT turn in your individual key at the front desk. Before
              departing, leave the linens on the bed, the door unlocked, and air conditioner off.

EARLY DEPARTURES
  If you are departing prior to 11:00 Thursday morning, June 19, give a signed, completed Excused
  Absence/Early Departure Request form (included in this handbook) to your chaperone to turn in to
  Conference Headquarters. For emergency reasons, 4-H Youth Development staff must be informed if
  you leave the Conference early. Be sure to advise your chaperone if you must depart early! When
  departing, be sure to check out with headquarters and return your individual key to them, not
  the front desk!




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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY AT HOME
  In the event of an emergency at home, any Conference participant may be reached
  by calling Conference Headquarters at (608) 262-5734. Conference Headquarters is
  open 24 hours a day during Conference beginning at noon on Monday. Or call the WI
  4-H Youth Development Office at (608) 262-1221 during regular office hours,
  7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY AT CONFERENCE
  If a Conference participant is in need of emergency medical treatment while at Conference, he/she will
  be taken to the University Hospital emergency room. The contact person listed on the individual's
  Health Form will be notified immediately. Be sure both the contact's day and night telephone numbers
  are listed on the Health Form.

YOUR MAILING ADDRESS
  If your parents or friends plan to send you mail while you are at Conference, it is important for well-
  wishers to address your letters very specifically, as below. Outgoing mail can be sent from the Witte
  Hall front desk.

  Example:




                                 Joe Clover, Delegate from _______ County
                                 WI 4-H & Youth Conference
                                 University of Wisconsin Witte Hall
                                 615 W Johnson St.
                                 Madison, WI 53706



DRESS CODE
  You are representing 4-H and your county. Therefore, casual but conservative, neat clothing is
  appropriate for most Conference activities and events. Being comfortable in the mid-June heat is also
  important.

  Your county delegation may decide to dress up for its group picture. This is a county delegation-based
  decision – it is not required by the WI State 4-H Youth Development Office.




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         Recommended Clothing for Girls                    Recommended Clothing for Boys

    Sleeveless or short-sleeved dresses                 Plain T-shirts
    Sleeveless or short-sleeved tops                    Polo shirts
    Skirts                                              Short-sleeved shirts
    Slacks                                              Slacks
    Neat jeans                                          Neat jeans
    Longer shorts                                       Longer shorts

                                What’s Not Permitted
        Short shorts, spaghetti straps, halter-tops, bare midriffs, torn clothing,
        and obscene or vulgar language and/or pictures on clothing.
        Note: Pants and shirts must meet when arms are fully extended over your head
.

WHAT TO BRING
    Clearly label your luggage, camera, film and other valuables.
    ___ Alarm clock
    ___ Back pack
    ___ Clothing and other items required for seminars (such as rock climbing and water sports.)
    ___ Comfortable walking shoes – you will be walking a lot!
    ___ Health Update Form ONLY if you have had health changes since April 1.
    ___ Money for pizza, soda, etc.
    ___ Music, costumes, props or other items needed for the Talent Show
    ___ Notebook and pens
    ___ Personal toiletry items (including contact solution, if needed)
    ___ Raincoat/umbrella (We will walk to seminars – RAIN or SHINE!)
    ___ Refillable water bottle
    ___ Required prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medicine
    ___ Robe/cover-up
    ___ Sandals/flip-flops for showers
    ___ Sleepwear
    ___ Towels and soap

OPTIONAL ITEMS TO BRING
    ___ Appropriate costumes for theme dances: Monday – Pirates, Wednesday – Super Heroes
         (costumes must comply with dress code; revealing clothing will not be allowed.)
    ___ Favorite pillow
    ___ Inexpensive camera and film
    ___ Running shoes/clothes – for the Fun Runs

WHAT NOT TO BRING
          Bed linens, blankets and pillows (provided at the residence halls)
          Fans (sleeping rooms are air-conditioned)
          Expensive items such as jewelry, radios, cameras, or electronic equipment that might get
            lost/stolen




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UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE HALL RULES

  1)     Lights-out time is 11:00 p.m. All residents must be in their rooms. (This is printed in the
         Conference program.) Conference staff and/or security officers will walk the halls at night to
         enforce curfew.

  2)     Keep your room clean! There is no housekeeping service at Conference. Trash and recycling
         containers are available in a room near the elevators.

  3)     Be completely dressed in dormitory hallways at all times.

  4)     Keep dormitory rooms locked for your personal safety. Carry your keys with you when you
         leave.

  5)     Do not use telephones between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. except for emergencies.

  6)     Close window blinds when dressing and undressing so others cannot see into your room, no
         matter which floor you occupy.

  7)     Do not open dormitory room windows except in an emergency. If a window is opened or
         things are dropped from windows, all occupants of that room will be sent home at their own
         expense.

  8)     Furniture and bedding must remain in their original locations. Do not remove them from any
         room. You will be charged for missing or damaged furniture.

  9)     Boys and girls are not permitted to visit each other inside dormitory rooms at any time.
         Visiting is allowed in the first floor lounges during free time.

  10)    Smoking, illegal drug or alcohol use is not allowed inside any University residence hall.



        NOTE: These rules can also be found in the program distributed to all participants.




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         2008 Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference




SEMINAR NUMBERING SYSTEM
The seminars are numbered according to time slot or target audience as follows:
       300's Tuesday morning
       400's Tuesday afternoon
       500's Wednesday all day
       600's Wednesday morning
       700's Wednesday afternoon
       900’s Adult leader session

REGISTERING FOR SEMINARS
Select, in preference order, four seminar choices for each session (afternoon for Tuesday and morning and
afternoon for Wednesday) to enter on your registration form in this handbook. If the form is not completed entirely,
your registration will not be processed or you will be assigned to any open seminar regardless of your interest.

At least one of your selections for each session must be non-water sports in case those sessions fill early. (If no
alternates are provided, you may be assigned to any seminar available.) Each delegate will be assigned a maximum
of two water sports. An all day session counts as two sessions. Keep this in mind while making your selections.

If you are choosing a water sport and/or rock climbing seminar, you must review, complete, sign and have a parent
sign a Water Sport and/or Devil’s Lake Rock Climbing Liability Waiver form(s) to be given to your County 4-H Youth
Development Office with your registration form. An original, completed, and signed Expectation form and Health
form with photo must also be submitted before registration can be completed.

NOTE: If you are choosing an all-day seminar, enter its seminar number into the spaces for both morning
and afternoon sessions.




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                            SEMINAR INFORMATION
                                             PARTICIPANTS
“Delegates” are youth who
     have not elected or been selected to participate in the Ambassador program and
     are not a current member of the Art or Press Team, Drama Company, Showcase Singers or Youth Leader
      Council.

“Ambassadors” are youth who
    are serving as Ambassadors for their county program and
    are encouraged to take two of their three seminars that list “AMBASSADORS are encouraged to take this
      seminar” in the description. (See chart below for quick reference of recommended Ambassador courses.)

Adult leaders are expected to:
     participate fully,
     chaperone youth at seminars and
     register for any of the selections and attend those seminars assigned.
        Note: If no seminars are selected, leaders will be assigned to seminars as needed.



                      RECOMMENDED AMBASSADOR SEMINARS
                                                                  Tues.       Wed.         Wed.
   Titles of seminars recommended for Ambassadors
                                                                Afternoon    Morning     Afternoon
4-H at the Capitol: Share Your Ideas with State Legislators                   649
Acres of Adventure                                                                           721
Across Cultural Differences                                        407
Be a Radio Star! Intro to Radio Broadcasting                       430
Card Making & Stamping @ Archiver’s                                             625
Energize Your 4-H Club – A New Look at Club Meetings!              412
Good Things Come in Threes                                         414
Scrapbooking at Archiver’s                                         425                       725
Scrapbooking at Scrapbook Superstore                               424          624          724
Surfing Smart in the Cyber World                                   402
Take Better Pictures! Intro to Photo Composition                   431          631
The Art of Cartooning                                              482
We’re Going to be in Pictures! Intro to Video Production                               534
Why Are You Involved?                                              415




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                           SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS




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                                         TUESDAY MORNING

340     WORLD CAFÉ: A CONVERSATION THAT MATTERS

       A stimulating World Café discussion involving the entire delegation will take place at the Memorial
       Union. Each year thousands of 4-H members make a difference in their communities by participating in
       hundreds of different community service activities. What impact could Wisconsin 4-Hers have throughout
       the state if we all worked on service projects to make a big difference about one thing? This year, for the first
       time at conference, everyone will participate in a progressive conversation where you help shape a statewide
       service learning initiative. You will talk with 4-Hers from across the state to share, listen and learn. Use your
       experiences, opinions, and ideas to help decide where 4-H can make the most difference over the next year.
       Facilitators: Youth Leader Council and other members of the conference leadership team.
       Advisor: Matt Calvert, WI 4-H Youth in Governance Specialist
                                      TUESDAY AFTERNOON
402   SURFING SMART IN THE CYBER WORLD                                      Limit 20
      Build up your cyber skills and learn how to make wise decisions when on-line with hands-on, interactive
      activities. Practice how to be a cyber leader in your club and county as you learn about passwords, social
      networking, cyber bullying, piracy, plagiarism, and other on-line issues. Smart surfing starts here!
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Debra Ivey, Iowa Co. 4-H Youth Dev. Agent

407    ACROSS CULTURAL DIFFERENCES                                          Limit 30
      People are people. Right? This seminar will help participants learn about and recognize cultural differences,
      types of oppression that occur in society and alternative behaviors and solutions to oppression. The seminar
      will be participatory and interactive. Be ready to learn and discuss!
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Demetrius Brown, Milwaukee Co. 4-H Youth Development Agent; Paul Ohlrogge, Iowa Co.
      Community Resource Dev. Agent




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408    MEDICAL CAREERS–BEHIND THE SCENES                                   Limit 20
      Could a career as a nurse, physician's assistant or doctor be in your future? Get to know these professions
      and what it takes to make a medical career a reality for you. Your hosts will be UW Med School Students who
      will give you the inside scoop on medical careers with both hands-on activities and discussions.
      Instructor(s): Sara Elizabeth Schullo and Nathan P. Vakharia, UW Medical School Students

409    CHIMERA – SELF DEFENSE FOR TEENS                                        Limit 40           Cost: $4.00
      “Chimera” is a nationwide self-defense program. Chimera (pronounced kyMEREuh) teaches women and girls
      that they have the right and ability to protect themselves. All techniques are easy to learn and use, and are
      designed to help the defender stop the attack and escape. This seminar will focus on awareness and
      physical skills, real life situations and practice, dating dynamics, principles of good communication and
      boundary setting.
      NOTE: There is an $4.00 fee for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Ryan G., Rape Crisis Center Chimera Coordinator

410    4-H MODEL ROCKET PROGRAM                                                Limit 20                 $7.00
      Space, the final frontier... In this workshop participants will learn the function and names of model rocket parts
      and actually build their own model rocket to take home. In addition, we will follow Wisconsin 4-H Model
      Rocket guidelines and have a mock model rocket contest that could be replicated in any county. This is a fun
      hands-on workshop.
      NOTE: There is a $7 fee for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): John de Montmollin, Kenosha County Youth Educator

411    4-H GOES INTERNATIONAL                                               Limit 25
      Explore global curriculum and opportunities for international travel and hosting with Wisconsin 4-H. Recent
      international travelers through Ambassadors to Australia, Finland, Japan, Korea or Mexico will provide
      presentations about their experiences and follow-up with discussion about the cultures. Travel and host
      opportunities for 2009 will be discussed as well as volunteer positions (instructors, chaperones).
      Instructor(s): Mary Crave, UW-Extension Continuing Ed Outreach Specialist and International 4-H Youth
      Exchange (IFYE) alumna to Sri Lanka; Erin Gries, Wisconsin 4-H International Programs Assistant, and
      alumni to Australia, Finland, Mexico, or other countries

412    ENERGIZE YOUR 4-H CLUB - A NEW LOOK AT CLUB MEETINGS                                       Limit 20
      Putting together an interesting 4-H meeting is like putting together a puzzle, except you have the flexibility to
      put the puzzle pieces together the way that works best for your club and its members. Are you looking to find
      that perfect fit? Come and learn some fun new ways of:
         organizing your 4-H meetings and officer teams
         bringing back the “cool” factor to your 4-H club
         community service, fundraising and holding an officer position.
       Don’t miss this opportunity to see what your 4-H puzzle can look like!
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s) Sally Schoenike, Dodge Co. 4-H Youth Dev. Educator; Kyli Brown, Wood Co. 4-H Program
      Coordinator; Judy Kennedy, Juneau Co. 4-H Youth Dev. Agent

413   MAKE YOUR WAY DOWN THE RED CARPET TO DEBATE THESE HOLLYWOOD HITS: CRASH –
      MEAN GIRLS – REMEMBER THE TITANS – FREEDOM RIDERS. WHAT DO ALL THESE MOVIES HAVE
      IN COMMON?                                                          Limit 27
      View recent film flicks on the big screen. Enjoy popcorn. Come prepared to discuss the diversity seen in
      these controversial film clips. Also through cultural activities, you will discover unique perspectives from
      others around the state. You can then share at home in your own community.
      Instructor(s): Annie Lisowski, Buffalo Co. 4-H Youth Dev. Agent; Sally Bowers, Dane Co. 4-H Youth Dev.
      Educator




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414   GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES                                        Limit 30
      Lots of good things come in threes—3 Stooges, 3 Musketeers, 3 Cheers and 3 Legged Races. But when it
      comes to 4-H Club Meetings, the 3 parts of a meeting are what make it great! Come to this session and learn
      all about how you can use the power of 3 to make your club meetings awesome and exciting for everyone!
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Dawn Kuelz, Door Co. 4-H Youth Dev. Educator; Paula Huff, Oconto Co. 4-H Youth Dev.
      Educator

415    WHY ARE YOU INVOLVED?                                               Limit 11
      In this seminar you will have an opportunity to participate in a focus group where you will share and discuss
      your involvement in 4-H, how to keep older youth like yourself involved in 4-H and what type of programming
      topics are important to you.
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Bonnie Nutt, Jefferson Co. 4-H Youth Program Assistant

416    DEFY YOUR PEERS ... SCIENCE FAIR                                   Limit 30
      Have you always wanted to defy your peers and take your science experiments beyond volcanoes and spud
      clocks? Join the Badger State Science & Engineering Fair to learn how. This hands on session will walk
      through the basics of science experimentation by including participants in an actual experiment. Participants
      will also have the opportunity to connect with professional science mentors and other high schoolers involved
      in challenging and interesting scientific research.
      Instructor(s): Patti Bringe–Blomquist, Executive Director, Badger State Science & Engineering Fair;
      Dr. Todd Allen, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison Engineering School


421    FOREST PRODUCTS LABORATORY TOUR                                     Limit 40
      You will go “Nutty” over wood and wood products at the Forest Products Laboratory and Research Center.
      Wood products are everywhere - in our home, schools, shopping malls- we could not be where we are today
      without wood! But how did we get all these products we have from trees? This “hands-on” opportunity will be
      one you will not want to miss as you see, touch, smell, and hear about the forest product industry! Visit the
      lab that invented the “lick-less” postage stamp and learn about the research and technology that goes into this
      aspect of the forestry industry and how this renewable “green” resource has been made better world-wide by
      research done right here in Wisconsin.
      Instructor(s): Chuck Prissel, Polk Co. 4-H Youth Dev. Agent; Bob Tomesh, UW-Extension Horticulture
      Specialist


423    DISCOVER BIOTECHNOLOGY                                            Limit 18
      Work in a state-of-the-art research laboratory. Conduct experiments using the tools of biotechnology. Learn
      and discuss the impacts of biology research and farming practices.
      Instructor(s): Cheryl Redman, Senior Biotechnology Center Outreach Specialist

424   SCRAPBOOKING 4-H RECORDS                                       Limit 20                    $8.50
      Use the tools from “Scrapbooking” to energize your 4-H Record Book tradition. Bring along 8-10 of your 4-H
      photos, programs and other stuff to make your own 4-H photo journal. This is a great way to document
      success in your 4-H program.
       NOTE: There is an $8.50 fee for this seminar.
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Rita Smith, Scrapbook Superstore Owner




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425    SCRAPBOOKING                                                        Limit 16                     $8.50
      If you are new to scrapbooking or just want to see what it’s all about, this class explains the different styles of
      scrapbooking; how to keep your photos safe in a scrapbook; and discusses the pros and cons of different
      products. You’ll create your own scrapbook page using a variety of fun products. Feel free to bring along
      some money to shop in the Archiver’s store.
      NOTE: There is a $8.50 fee for this seminar.
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Kate Katzban-Berens, Manager of Archivers

430   BE A RADIO STAR! INTRO TO RADIO BROADCASTING                         Limit 20
      Join Larry Meiller, host of Wisconsin Public Radio's Larry Meiller Show, in this introduction to radio production.
      Learn how to prepare materials for broadcast. Create your own fun promotion spots, while learning how to
      write and speak for radio. Open to all delegates.
       ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Larry Meiller, Radio Broadcast Specialist

431   TAKE BETTER PICTURES! INTRO TO PHOTO COMPOSITION Limit 20
      Learn the basics of photo composition. You'll see how five simple composition rules will make your photos a
      hundred times better! Then you'll practice your new photo skills during a photo walk on the UW-Madison
      Campus. You must bring a 35mm or digital camera to this seminar, and a new roll of 24- or 36-exposure color
      print film if you are not using digital. Open to all delegates.
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Wayne Brabender, WI 4-H Photography Specialist

462   SAILING                                                               Limit 30                $30.00
      Have fun learning to sail. Learn how to launch your boat, find the wind, sail including coming about, and how
      to land (unless you choose to head off into the sunset). Be prepared to get wet (often from other sailors) and
      have fun. Bring appropriate clothes to get wet and swim in (such as shorts, shoes/sandals are required, and a
      T-shirt along with a windbreaker in case it’s cool or windy), and dry, warm clothes and shoes for land. A strap
      for your glasses or sunglasses is encouraged. Avoid sweatshirts and jeans. Lifejackets are provided. For both
      the total beginner and those who have sailed before.
       NOTE: There is a $30 fee for this seminar. Alternate activities are planned for bad weather.
       You must complete, sign and submit a Liability Waiver Form to your County 4-H Office with your registration
       for this seminar.
       Participants must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted.
       Instructor(s): UW-Hoofers Staff

463    BASIC CANOEING                                                       Limit 20                $30.00
      Learn to develop basic canoeing skills with a partner. Topics covered include tandem canoe design and use;
      basic canoe strokes, high and low braces along with getting in and landing canoes, and how to deal with wind
      and waves. Participants will get to practice these strokes in the bow and stern. As weather permits, a trip
      along scenic Lake Mendota will allow a chance to further explore the outdoors. Bring appropriate clothes to
      wear in the water (such as shorts, shoes to get wet, and a T-shirt along with a windbreaker in case it’s cool or
      windy), and dry, warm clothes and shoes for land with a towel. Avoid sweatshirts and jeans. Lifejackets are
      provided. Have fun on the water as you develop your canoeing skills.
       NOTE: There is a $30 fee for this seminar. Alternate activities are planned for bad weather.
      You must complete, sign and submit a Liability Waiver Form to your County 4-H Office with your registration
      for this seminar.
       Participants must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted.
       Instructor(s): UW-Hoofers Staff




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464    INTRODUCTORY KAYAKING                                                Limit 15                $30.00
      Learn kayaking boating basic skills including parts of a kayak, adjusting the boat to fit the paddler, forward
      stroke, sweep stroke, bracing stroke (how not to tip over), T-rescue (how to rescue someone who’s flipped
      over), and wet exit (what to do when you do tip over) as you enjoy the outdoors. Bring appropriate clothes to
      wear in the water (such as shorts, shoes to get wet—no sandals without heels, a T-shirt along with a
      windbreaker in case it’s cool or raining), and dry, warm clothes and shoes for land with a towel. Avoid
      sweatshirts and jeans. Lifejackets are provided.
      NOTE: There is a $30 fee for this seminar. Alternate activities are planned for bad weather.
      You must complete, sign and submit a Liability Waiver Form to your County 4-H Office with your registration
      for this seminar.
       Participants must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted.
       Instructor(s): UW-Hoofers Staff

465    WINDSURFING                                                          Limit 15                 $30.00
      Learn the basics of windsurfing including theory, balance development, launching, and sailing in a straight
      line. Bring swim attire (such as shorts and a T-shirt along with a windbreaker in case it’s cool), dry, warm
      clothes for land with a towel, and sunglasses and croakies for any glasses. Avoid sweatshirts and jeans.
      Lifejackets are provided. This is for both the total beginner and those who have sailed before. Prepare to have
      fun getting wet.
      NOTE: There is a $30 fee for this seminar. Alternate activities are planned for bad weather.
      You must complete, sign and submit a Liability Waiver Form to your County 4-H Office with your registration
      for this seminar.
       Participants must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted
      Instructor(s): UW-Hoofers Staff

467    WISCONSIN'S WHITE-TAILED DEER                                    Limit 25
      The white-tailed deer is one of Wisconsin's two State Animals. Deer provide many benefits to Wisconsin
      residents, such as viewing opportunities, economic gain and hunting opportunities. However, there are costs
      associated with Wisconsin's deer herd including crop damage, deer-vehicle collisions, disease transmission
      and impacts to native plant communities. In this session, we will discuss white-tailed deer biology, current
      Wisconsin deer management and the outbreak of Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin. Students will also
      learn how to age deer by looking at their teeth and how biologists use this information in managing
      Wisconsin's deer population.
      Instructor(s): Jamie Nack, UW-Madison Wildlife Outreach Specialist

482   ART OF CARTOONING                                                 Limit 25
      Think you can't draw? Think again! Your instructor will demonstrate how to come up with your own
      characters, your own jokes and situations. You might create the next "Spongebob," "The Simpsons" or "Bugs
      Bunny!" These graphic and story-telling skills will be valuable in the changing world of tomorrow's
      entertainment, and will keep your creativity razor sharp forever.
       ♦ AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
       Instructor(s): Jay Rath, Professional Cartoonist and Writer

484    LEARN TO JUGGLE IN HALF A DAY                                      Limit 50
      Try the ultimate learn-by-doing project—juggling! Learn the basics and then some from two of the world
      famous (well, ok, maybe not world famous) Squirrel Dodgers Juggling Team. These talented 4-H Jugglers
      from Sheboygan County will get you going with balls, scarves, and maybe even clubs if you're up to it! Come
      prepared for non-stop action with this session!
      Instructor(s): Andy Talen and Tim Talen, jugglers extraordinaire (Sheboygan Co. 4-H)




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485    EXACTLY WHAT ARE THE WISCONSIN 4-H SHOWCASE SINGERS?                                    Limit 50
      Find out everything that you need to know about this premier statewide 4-H group—the Wisconsin 4-H
      Showcase Singers. Members will share with you their thoughts and insights into this exciting group. Come
      and learn what Showcase is all about, how to apply, Showcase music and dance routines, and why this group
      promotes lifetime friendships and memories.
      Instructor(s): Chris Blakeney, 2008 WI 4-H Showcase Singers Director; 2008 WI 4-H Showcase Singers
      Members




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                                     WEDNESDAY ALL DAY
500    READY, SET, SEW!                                                    Limit 16                      $3
       Sewing is changing—the machines, the fabric, the patterns, the ideas, and the ability to be creative! Spend a
      day with the best: Rose Mary Huber Pauls, Manager of Walcott's Sewing & Vacuum and Certified Pfaff
      Teacher and Brenda Warren, Chair of the Wisconsin 4-H Sewing & Textiles Committee as they guide you
      through a paper-foundation quilting project with top-of-the-line sewing machines, and new ideas and notions,
      and years of sewing experiences. Note: Basic sewing machine skills are required.
       NOTE: There is a $3.00 fee for this seminar.
       Instructor(s); Brenda Warren, Chair, 4-H Sewing & Textiles Committee; Rose Mary Huber Pauls, Manager of
      Walcott Sewing & Vacuum

501    WONDERFUL WORLD OF WOOL                                            Limit 24                     $8
       Julia Roberts does it. Cameron Diaz does it. It's hip on college campuses, in Hollywood and New York, and
      it's a great 4-H project, too! Learn the basics of knitting and be on your way to a rewarding 4-H project and
      life-long hobby. Wool yarn and needles will be provided and will be yours to keep. Participants will also see
      a sheep shearing demonstration and try carding, dyeing and felting wool. The Wisconsin Sheep Breeders
      Cooperative is generously supporting this seminar through their Youth Activity Fund
       NOTE: There is an $8 fee for this seminar.
       Instructor(s); Jo Wickler-Bley, Volunteer

534   WE’RE GOING TO BE IN PICTURES! INTRO TO VIDEO PRODUCTION Limit 20                       $5.00
      In this day-long seminar, Andrew Hagen, Media Coordinator for the Monona Grove School District, will focus
      on basic video techniques and production. As part of the many hands-on experiences that Hagen has
      planned, you will get to make your own video. Open to all delegates.
      NOTE: There is a $5 fee for this seminar.
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Andrew Kagen, Media Coordinator for the Monona Grove School District




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560    ROCK CLIMBING AT DEVIL’S LAKE STATE PARK                               Limit 15                    $30.00
      Try out something new—rock climb at Devil's Lake State Park for a day! Join Jessica Jens, Sauk County 4-H
      Youth Development Agent and staff from Upham Woods 4-H Environmental Education Center for an exciting
      day of rock climbing at the best place for rock climbing in the Midwest. No experience is needed and all
      equipment is provided. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm, a backpack and two bottles full of water.
      Other recommended items are sunscreen, bug spray, bandana and camera. Hiking boots are recommended
      for the hike to the climbing site, but please bring along a pair of close fitting shoes (i.e. running shoes) to aid in
      climbing.
       NOTE: There is a $30 fee for this seminar. In case of inclement weather, students will be assigned to
      alternate available classes.
      You must complete, sign and submit a Devil’s Lake Rock Climbing Seminar Liability Form to your County 4-H
      Office with your registration for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Jessica J. Jens, Sauk Co. 4-H Youth Dev. Agent; Youth & Adult leaders of the Sauk County 4-H
      Rock Climbing Project

561    CREEKS, CRITTERS & COWS                                            Limit 22
      Our group will visit two streams in western Dane County to see how land use affects the quality of our water
      resources. At Black Earth Creek located in an agricultural watershed, we will study the stream habitat, water
      quality and aquatic insect and fish populations to measure the health of this stream. We will break for lunch at
      Festge County Park that is on a bluff overlooking the creek, and discuss how farming practices can help
      protect stream health. In the afternoon we will visit Otter Creek which is located in a forested watershed, to
      see how differing land uses influence stream quality. Please wear tennis shoes and clothing that are OK to
      get wet.
      Instructor(s): Mindy Habecker, CNRED Educator; Mike Miller, DNR Baseline Stream Monitoring Coordinator

563    CANOE TRIP                                                           Limit 18                $40.00
      After basic instruction (see basic canoeing), a full-day canoe trip starting at the Memorial Union (center of
      UW-Madison), paddling to University Bay marshes, scenic Picnic Point, Frautschi’s Point and beyond as time
      allows. This is a chance to view Madison from the water and explore the shoreline of the University.
      Instruction is provided by Hoofers outdoor recreation staff on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on
      Lake Mendota. Bring appropriate clothes to wear in the water (such as shorts, shoes to get wet, and a T-shirt
      along with a windbreaker in case it’s cool or raining), along with dry, warm clothes and shoes for land. A towel
      and a strap for your glasses or sunglasses are also encouraged. Avoid sweatshirts and jeans. Lifejackets are
      provided. Have fun in the water as you develop your canoeing skills.
      NOTE: There is a $40 fee for this seminar. Alternate activities are planned for bad weather.
      You must complete, sign and submit a Liability Waiver Form to your County 4-H Office with your registration
      for this seminar.
      Participants must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted.
      Instructor(s): UW-Hoofers Staff

567    WISCONSIN FISHING                                                   Limit 25
      DNR (Department of Natural Resources) staff or volunteers will provide an opportunity to learn more about
      fish, their habitats, and how the DNR works with citizens to maintain fishing opportunities in Wisconsin. You
      will have an opportunity to fish, so please bring a current Wisconsin fishing license, required if you are 16
      years or older. All fishing equipment will be provided by the DNR. We will be doing fish printing (with ink) as
      well so please bring a t-shirt you won’t mind getting dirty. Wear comfortable clothing; bring a hat, water bottle
      and sunglasses (or rain gear!). We might even visit a hatchery if time permits.
       Instructor(s): Rachel Piacenza, Aquatic Resources Education Assistant

585    CREATING MUSIC WITH KEN LONNQUIST                                Limit 50
      Come and explore your musical talents with Ken Lonnquist, a professional musician and songwriter. You'll be
      involved in writing a song or two and, if interested, possibly singing your creation(s) at the Wednesday
      evening Talent Show in the Memorial Union.
      Instructor(s): Ken Lonnquist, Professional Musician




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                                           WEDNESDAY MORNING



603    MAD CITY MONEY                                                    Limit 60
      Ever wonder what it would be like to make tens of thousands of dollars a year? (Yesss!) Have your own car?
      (You bet.) A career? (Sure.) A family? (Hmmm…) Mortgage or rent payments? (Wait a minute…) Bills for
      food, utilities, clothes… (I dunno…) Well, here’s your chance to find out how to deal with all this stuff in a
      two-hour real-world simulation – the Financial Future Game. We’ll give you a fictitious future and some
      financial resources, and then help you figure out how to pursue happiness within your budget. (OK, I’ll try it.
      Um, will there be something to eat?) Yes.
      Instructor(s): Phil Heckman, CUNA Director of Youth Programs; Lin Standke, CUNA Manager of Youth
      Programs
      NOTE: Actual times of seminar including travel time are 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

604    MACRAMÉ PLANT HANGER                                             Limit 12                  $3.00
      We will be learning to make a 25-inch long plant hanger that can hold a 6" to 8" pot. (Pot not included.) A
      variety of colors/materials will be available to choose from as we learn a Larks Head knot, gathering knot,
      half-knot sinnet, adding beads and optional square knot finish.
      NOTE: There is a $3 fee for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Donna Thomas, Fond du Lac Co. 4-H Volunteer

605   BICYCLE ADVENTURE                                                  Limit 25
      We will be touring the TREK Bicycle Corporation where you will see bikes being made and learn about the
      career opportunities related to the biking industry.
      NOTE: You absolutely MUST wear close-toed shoes (like gym shoes) to go on the plant tour. NO OPEN-
      TOED SHOES (sandals or flip-flops) will be allowed.
      Instructor(s); Ruth Schriefer, Family, Home, and Health Project Educator

606    PIZZA WITH PIZZAZZ                                                Limit 20                  $5.00
      Participants will explore a variety of healthy and unique ways of preparing nutritious foods by creating and
      baking unique pizza recipes. This is a hands-on and very exciting seminar and you even get to EAT your
      creations!
      NOTE: There is a $5.00 fee for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Dawn Loomis-Vierck, Freelance Writer on Nutrition, Dodge Co.

611    4-H GOES INTERNATIONAL!                                               Limit 25
       Explore global curriculum and opportunities for international travel and hosting with Wisconsin 4-H. Recent
      international travelers through Ambassadors to Australia, Finland, Japan, Korea or Mexico will provide
      presentations about their experiences and follow-up with discussion about the cultures. Travel and host
      opportunities for 2009 will be discussed as well as volunteer positions (instructors, chaperones).
      Instructor(s): Mary Crave, UW-Extension Continuing Ed Outreach Specialist and International 4-H Youth
      Exchange (IFYE) alumna to Sri Lanka; Erin Gries, Wisconsin 4-H International Programs Assistant, and
      alumni to Australia, Finland, Mexico, or other countries




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623   DISCOVER BIOTECHNOLOGY                                             Limit 18
      Work in a state-of-the-art research laboratory. Conduct experiments using the tools of biotechnology. Learn
      and discuss the impacts of biology research and farming practices.
      Instructor(s): Cheryl Redman, Senior Biotechnology Center Outreach Specialist

624   SCRAPBOOKING 4-H RECORDS                                       Limit 20                    $8.50
      Use the tools from “Scrapbooking” to energize your 4-H Record Book tradition. Bring along 8-10 of your 4-H
      photos, programs and other stuff to make your own 4-H photo journal. This is a great way to document
      success in your 4-H program.
      NOTE: There is an $8.50 fee for this seminar.
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Rita Smith, Scrapbooking Superstore Owner

625    CARD MAKING & STAMPING                                            Limit 16                   $8.50
      If you have ever wanted to make your own cards, this is the class for you. Make creative cards with a variety
      of fun products, including buttons, die cuts, stickers and more. You’ll also learn versatile, creative rubber
      stamping techniques. You’ll make two cards and several fun stamping projects to take home. Feel free to
      bring along some money to shop in the Archiver’s store.
      NOTE: There is an $8.50 fee for this seminar.
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Kate Katzban-Berens, Manager of Archivers

626    LIVING BY THE SEASONS WITH THE LAC COURTE OREILLES OJIBWE                                  Limit 25
      Learn to pole through Wisconsin northern waters, knock, parch, winnow and taste authentic wild rice as you
      learn of the traditional activities of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe. Did you know that manoomin or “wild
      rice” is really a grass that grows naturally in the shallows of Northern Wisconsin lakes? In this seminar, you
      will learn the importance of living by the seasons for the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe. You will learn of their
      traditions, history and the importance of manoomin as you experience the harvest and taste an important food
      staple for the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe. We will compare our similarities with Lac Courte Oreilles youth,
      Milwaukee 4-H, and Sawyer County 4-H groups and seek to learn traditions and share how our families live
      by the seasons.
      Instructor(s): Lori Laberee, Sawyer Co. 4-H Agent; Jennifer Bunker, LCO Ojibwa Community College
      Extension, Youth & Community Educator

627    SHARING SCIENCE BY CREATING EXPLORATION STATIONS Limit 20
      Experience science as exploring the unknown at a series of hands-on Exploration Stations. Then learn ways
      of sharing science with others by designing, building your own prototype Exploration Station in the Invention
      space at the Biotech Center. See http://biotech.wisc.edu/outreach/.
      Instructor(s): Tom Zinnen, Biotechnology Outreach Specialist, Sally Bowers, Dane Co. 4-H Youth Dev.
      Educator

631   TAKE BETTER PICTURES! INTRO TO PHOTO COMPOSITION Limit 20
      Learn the basics of photo composition. You'll see how five simple composition rules will make your photos a
      hundred times better! Then you'll practice your new photo skills during a photo walk on the UW-Madison
      Campus. You must bring a 35mm or digital camera to this seminar, and a new roll of 24- or 36-exposure color
      print film if you are not using digital. Open to all delegates.
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Wayne Brabender, WI 4-H Photography Specialist




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649    4-H AT THE CAPITOL: SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH STATE LEGISLATORS                                 Limit 30
      State legislators have few opportunities to talk with young people. Learn about the policy-making process and
      then exchange ideas about 4-H and youth issues at a special public hearing in the Capitol. After the hearing,
      converse informally with legislators over lunch.
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Matt Calvert, 4-H Youth Development Specialist; Rosemary Potter, UW-Extension Legislative
      Liaison; Community & Youth Instructors TBD

651    IS YOUR PROJECT ANIMAL MARKET READY? IS YOUR BREEDING ANIMAL IN THE RIGHT
      CONDITION FOR BREEDING?                                              Limit 50
       This seminar will teach participants about having the condition on animals for market and breeding situations.
       Live animals of Beef, Sheep and Swine will be used to illustrate Body Condition Scoring as well as carcasses
       to evaluate differences in the Meat Laboratory.
      Instructor(s): Bernie O'Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist; Jeff Sindelar, Extension Meats
      Specialist

662    SAILING                                                              Limit 30                   $30
      Have fun learning to sail. Learn how to launch your boat, find the wind, sail including coming about, and how
      to land (unless you choose to head off into the sunset). Be prepared to get wet (often from other sailors) and
      have fun. Bring appropriate clothes to get wet and swim in (such as shorts, shoes/sandals are required, and a
      T-shirt along with a windbreaker in case it’s cool or windy), and dry, warm clothes and shoes for land. A strap
      for your glasses or sunglasses is encouraged. Avoid sweatshirts and jeans. Lifejackets are provided. For both
      the total beginner and those who have sailed before.
      NOTE: There is a $30 fee for this seminar. Alternate activities are planned for bad weather.
      You must complete, sign and submit a Liability Waiver Form to your County 4-H Office with your registration
      for this seminar.
       Participants must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted.
       Instructor(s): UW-Hoofers Staff

664    INTRODUCTORY KAYAKING                                                Limit 15                  $30
      Learn kayaking boating basic skills including parts of a kayak, adjusting the boat to fit the paddler, forward
      stroke, sweep stroke, bracing stroke (how not to tip over), T-rescue (how to rescue someone who’s flipped
      over), and wet exit (what to do when you do tip over) as you enjoy the outdoors. Bring appropriate clothes to
      wear in the water (such as shorts, shoes to get wet-no sandals without heels, a T-shirt along with a
      windbreaker in case it’s cool or raining), and dry, warm clothes and shoes for land with a towel. Avoid
      sweatshirts and jeans. Lifejackets are provided.
      NOTE: There is a $30 fee for this seminar. Alternate activities are planned for bad weather.
      You must complete, sign and submit a Liability Waiver Form to your County 4-H Office with your registration
      for this seminar.
       Participants must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted.
       Instructor(s): UW-Hoofers Staff

669    WILDLIFE HABITAT EVALUATION PROGRAM                                  Limit 25
      2008 will be the third year that Wisconsin will send a State 4-H WHEP (Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program)
      team to national competition. The program covers the fundamentals of wildlife management including how to
      manage habitats for specific wildlife. This seminar will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about
      the 4-H WHEP contest and how to prepare for state and national competition.
      Instructor(s): David Drake, UW-Extension Wildlife Specialist

682    ART ACTIVITIES THAT ARE FUN TO LEAD                               Limit 25
      Join members of this year's WI 4-H Art Team in hands-on activities that you can lead in your club. Learn
      about resources and opportunities available in 4-H art.
      Instructor(s): Stephanie Kempe, 2008 WI 4-H Art Team Director; 2008 WI 4-H Art Team Members




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690    HOPPING UP IN RABBITS                                              Limit 30
      Designed for rabbit owners, we will take a closer look at showing rabbits and sharpen showmanship skills!
      Attend this session and you will leave with an increased knowledge of rabbits knowledge and get some ideas
      to improve your showmanship skills.
      Instructor(s): Theresa A. Christen, American Rabbit Breeders Association Judge; Amanda Kostman, Lincoln
      Co. 4-H Youth Rabbit Breeders Association Registrant




                                  WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

704    MACRAMÉ PLANT HANGER                                                Limit 12                   $3.00
      We will be learning to make a 25-inch long plant hanger that can hold a 6" to 8" pot. (Pot not included.) A
      variety of colors/materials will be available to choose from as we learn a Larks Head knot, gathering knot, half
      knot sinnet, adding beads and optional square knot finish.
      NOTE: There is a $3 fee for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Donna Thomas, Fond du Lac Co. 4-H Volunteer

706    PIZZA WITH PIZZAZZ                                                Limit 20                  $5.00
      Participants will explore a variety of healthy and unique ways of preparing nutritious foods by creating and
      baking unique pizza recipes. This is a hands-on and very exciting seminar and you even get to EAT your
      creations!
      NOTE: There is a $5.00 fee for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Dawn Loomis-Vierck, Freelance Writer on Nutrition, Dodge Co.

709    PARADE OF HOMES                                                     Limit 40
       Join us on a tour of 8-12 exciting new homes that are part of the annual Madison Area Builders Association's
      Parade of Homes. See new and emerging styles, color schemes and floor plans. Decide which home best
      meets the needs of the family that your group will “invent.” Find out how you could do a simpler version of this
      tour back home. Wear comfortable shoes, for you will be doing lots of walking up and down stairs.
       NOTE: Due to the length of this tour, you will return to campus around 5:00 p.m.
       Instructor(s): Bonnie Cornue, WI 4-H Curriculum Team Member


713   MAKE YOUR WAY DOWN THE RED CARPET TO DEBATE THESE HOLLOYWOOD HITS: CRASH –
      MEAN GIRLS – REMEMBER THE TITANS – FREEDOM RIDERS. WHAT DO ALL THESE MOVIES HAVE
      IN COMMON?                                                          Limit 27
      View recent film flicks on the big screen. Enjoy popcorn. Come prepared to discuss the diversity seen in
      these controversial film clips. Also through cultural activities, you will discover unique perspectives from
      others around the state. You can then share at home in your own communities.
      Instructor(s): Annie Lisowski, Buffalo Co. 4-H Youth Dev. Agent; Sally Bowers, Dane Co. 4-H Youth Dev.
      Educator




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721   ACRES OF ADVENTURE                                                    Limit 25
      Looking for ways to introduce youth to the world of agriculture and life sciences? If you like to work with kids in
      grades 3-5, join us at a local Community Center to do some hands-on activities around themes of Mystery
      Agriculture, Fast Food Agriculture & Plant Detectives. This new “Acres of Adventures” activity guide has 40
      hands-on activities designed for Afterschool programs but would also be great fun at any 4-H Community
      Club meeting.
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Kathi Vos, 4-H Experiential Learning Specialist; Debb Shaubs, Eagle's Wing Community Center
      Director; Tracy Strother, Racine Co. 4-H Youth Dev. Educator; Heather Schmitz, Rusk Co. 4-H Youth Dev.
      Agent

723    STEM CELLS AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE                               Limit 18
      Come explore how researchers grow stem cells and use the cells in basic research to figure out how cells
      develop into tissues and organs. Working in our Teaching Lab, you're learning some of the techniques used
      to feed and transfer cells growing in test tubes. Using microscopes you'll get to look at several types of stem
      cells and see how their shapes change as they differentiate into different types of cells, such as muscle cells
      and nerve cells. We'll examine ways these cells might be used in regenerative medicine to treat diseases
      such as diabetes and Parkinson's, and we'll discuss the issues of ethics, safety and privacy.
      Instructor(s): Tom Zinnen, Biotechnology Outreach Specialist; Jordana Lenon, UW-Madison Stem Cell
      Outreach Specialist

724   SCRAPBOOKING 4-H RECORDS                                       Limit 20                    $8.50
      Use the tools from “Scrapbooking” to energize your 4-H Record Book tradition. Bring along 8-10 of your 4-H
      photos, programs and other stuff to make your own 4-H photo journal. This is a great way to document
      success in your 4-H program.
      NOTE: There is an $8.50 fee for this seminar.
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Rita Smith, Scrapbooking Superstore Owner

725    SCRAPBOOKING                                                        Limit 16                     $8.50
      If you are new to scrapbooking or just want to see what it’s all about, this class explains the different styles of
      scrapbooking; how to keep your photos safe in a scrapbook; and discusses the pros and cons of different
      products. You’ll create your own scrapbook page using a variety of fun products. Feel free to bring along
      some money to shop in the Archiver’s store.
      NOTE: There is an $8.50 fee for this seminar.
      ♦AMBASSADORS are encouraged to sign up for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Kate Katzban-Berens, Manager of Archivers

729    START YOUR ENGINES                                               Limit 25                  $2.00
      How does it work? How do I get it started when it doesn't want to start? "Start Your Engines” is a hands-on
      program where participants will learn the basics of small gas engine operation, maintenance and
      troubleshooting. Everything you need will be provided, including small engines to work on, tools and spare
      parts. Be sure to wear suitable clothing for working on engines.
      NOTE: There is a $2 fee for this seminar.
      Instructor(s): Joe Stellato, Shawano Co. 4-H Youth Dev. Agent; Jeff Nelson, UW-Madison Research
      Specialist

750    PHYSICAL APPRAISAL OF BODY CONDITION SCORES                        Limit 30
      OF DAIRY CATTLE AND HORSES
      Seminar will educate participants on Body Condition Scoring systems (BCS) for horses and dairy cattle. BCS
      is an important management tool used to evaluate proper health and productivity in these and other livestock.
       Participants will gain hands-on experience in assessing BCS in both of these species of animals.
      Instructor(s): Liv Sandberg, State Equine Extension Specialist; Ted Halbach, Extension Dairy Youth Specialist




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752    AGRICULTURE CAREERS—IT’S MORE THAN PIGS AND PLOWS!                                         Limit 30
      Are you ready for fun and learning? This session will help participants learn more about the diverse
      opportunities in agriculture careers that are available to youth. We will play Career Jeopardy, have fun with
      dots and learn why agriculture careers are more than farms and plows! There is SO MUCH out there for you
      to learn and see! Join us for a fabulous-ly fun time!
      Instructor(s): Jessie Potterton, Lafayette Co. 4-H Youth Dev. Educator; Bonnie Borden, Dodge Co. 4-H Youth
      Dairy/Livestock Educator

762    SAILING                                                              Limit 30                   $30
      Have fun learning to sail. Learn how to launch your boat, find the wind, sail including coming about, and how
      to land (unless you choose to head off into the sunset). Be prepared to get wet (often from other sailors) and
      have fun. Bring appropriate clothes to get wet and swim in (such as shorts, shoes/sandals are required, and a
      T-shirt along with a windbreaker in case it’s cool or windy), and dry, warm clothes and shoes for land. A strap
      for your glasses or sunglasses is encouraged. Avoid sweatshirts and jeans. Lifejackets are provided. For both
      the total beginner and those who have sailed before.
      NOTE: There is a $30 fee for this seminar. Alternate activities are planned for bad weather.
      You must complete, sign and submit a Liability Waiver Form to your County 4-H Office with your registration
      for this seminar.
       Participants must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted.
       Instructor(s): UW-Hoofers Staff

763    BASIC CANOEING                                                       Limit 16                $30.00
      Learn to develop basic canoeing skills with a partner. Topics covered include tandem canoe design and use;
      basic canoe strokes, high and low braces along with getting in and landing canoes, and how to deal with wind
      and waves. Participants will get to practice these strokes in the bow and stern. As weather permits, a trip
      along scenic Lake Mendota will allow a chance to further explore the outdoors. Bring appropriate clothes to
      wear in the water (such as shorts, shoes to get wet, and a T-shirt along with a windbreaker in case it’s cool or
      windy), and dry, warm clothes and shoes for land with a towel. Avoid sweatshirts and jeans. Lifejackets are
      provided. Have fun on the water as you develop your canoeing skills.
       NOTE: There is a $30 fee for this seminar. Alternate activities are planned for bad weather.
      You must complete, sign and submit a Liability Waiver Form to your County 4-H Office with your registration
      for this seminar.
       Participants must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted.
       Instructor(s): UW-Hoofers Staff

764    INTRODUCTORY KAYAKING                                                Limit 15                $30.00
      Learn kayaking boating basic skills including parts of a kayak, adjusting the boat to fit the paddler, forward
      stroke, sweep stroke, bracing stroke (how not to tip over), T-rescue (how to rescue someone who’s flipped
      over), and wet exit (what to do when you do tip over) as you enjoy the outdoors. Bring appropriate clothes to
      wear in the water (such as shorts, shoes to get wet-no sandals without heels, a T-shirt along with a
      windbreaker in case it’s cool or raining), and dry, warm clothes and shoes for land with a towel. Avoid
      sweatshirts and jeans. Lifejackets are provided.
      NOTE: There is a $30 fee for this seminar. Alternate activities are planned for bad weather.
      You must complete, sign and submit a Liability Waiver Form to your County 4-H Office with your registration
      for this seminar.
       Participants must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted.
       Instructor(s): UW-Hoofers Staff




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765    WINDSURFING                                                          Limit 15                $30.00
      Learn the basics of windsurfing including theory, balance development, launching, and sailing in a straight
      line. Instruction is provided by Hoofers outdoor recreation staff on the University of Wisconsin-Madison
      campus on Lake Mendota. Bring swim attire (such as shorts and a T-shirt along with a windbreaker in case
      it’s cool), dry, warm clothes for land with a towel, and sunglasses and croakies for any glasses. Avoid
      sweatshirts and jeans. Lifejacket is provided. This is for both the total beginner and those who have sailed
      before. Prepare to have fun getting wet.
       NOTE: There is a $30 fee for this seminar. Alternate activities are planned for bad weather.
      You must complete, sign and submit a Liability Waiver Form to your County 4-H Office with your registration
      for this seminar.
       Participants must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted
       Instructor(s): UW-Hoofers Staff

767    WISCONSIN'S WHITE-TAILED DEER                                    Limit 25
      The white-tailed deer is one of Wisconsin's two state animals. Deer provide many benefits to Wisconsin
      residents such as viewing opportunities, economic gain and hunting opportunities. However, there are costs
      associated with Wisconsin's deer herd, including crop damage, deer-vehicle collisions, disease transmission
      and impacts to native plant communities. In this session, we will discuss white-tailed deer biology, current
      Wisconsin deer management and the outbreak of Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin. Students will also
      learn how to age deer by looking at their teeth and how biologists use this information in managing
      Wisconsin's deer population.
      Instructor(s): Jamie Nack, UW-Madison Wildlife Outreach Specialist

781    GET INTO THE ACT                                                      Limit 25
      Theatre Arts Adventures Curriculum activities will be shared by the director and members of this year's
      WI 4-H Drama Company. Participants will learn and be involved in character, voice, movement, and
      improvisation activities that will help in school, 4-H and forensics. All participants will learn about materials to
      use with youth in grades K-12 in their home counties.
      Instructor(s): Herb Stoltenberg, 2008 WI 4-H Drama Company Director; 2008 WI 4-H Drama Company
      Members




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