STARR 2012 Long Workshop Blurbs American Red Cross First Aid Skills taught will include: what to do before giving care, checking an injured or ill person, how to handle sudden illness, environmental emergencies, soft tissue injuries, injuries to muscle bone and joints. There is an additional cost for this program in order to receive a certified Red Cross First Aid card. An additional $20 per person will be due to instructor. Join the Revolution of Responsibility - Capture our NYS 4-H Story in a Commercial... The Revolution of Responsibility comes to life everyday through real 4-H'ers who are making a real impact in their communities. Whether you’re a 4-H educator, volunteer or member, National 4-H wants to hear from you. In this workshop you will learn the ABCD's of story-telling and draft a commercial to help tell our story, the one about NYS 4-H youth. This workshop will be especially interesting if one of the following describe you: you have a 4-H story to tell (something you are proud of/have achievements in, you enjoy public presentations, you enjoy technology/videography/or photography, you like to direct efforts, you are a good team builder and encourage others to participate. Mad for Mentoring With group discussion and activity, we will explore the challenge of mentoring - how to do it, how to do it well, and how to get the most out of your mentoring experience. Participants will each experience the role of mentor and mentee while solving the challenge of a hands-on activity. Jean Bags & Backpacks Ever have a great pair of jeans that you just didn’t want to get rid of, but couldn’t wear anymore, so instead of throwing them out learn how to, recycle them into stylish accessories. In this workshop you will learn how to make a jean bag. There are many types of bags you can choose from, a messenger bag, backpack, or be creative and do something totally different. Sewing knowledge is helpful but not required. Bring your creative side to this workshop because all bags will be different, depending on your personality. Hammers & Nails We will be constructing benches, cut outs and display fixtures needed in the Youth Building for State Fair. Bring a smile and a strong arm! Robotics 101 We will start with the basics you get when you buy a robot kit and why each part plays a vital role in your robot. We will work with basic sensors controls on the robot and then move on to building robots and running programs on that robot. Design Challenge: Feathered Finery Teens will use a variety of materials to design and construct a garment based on the theme of feathers. The idea is borrowed from 4-H partner Museum of the Earth that is promoting new findings about dinosaurs with feathers. Workshop participants will explore some of the properties of real feathers before designing and making a garment with faux feathers or other materials shaped or textured to imitate feathers. Teens are encouraged to bring interesting materials to share, a sewing machine (if you want to sew -- although not necessary), and garments that can serve as a foundation for their creative plumage. Going Wound in Circles: Circular Loom Knitting Martha Stewart sells them, AC MOORE & Michael's stocks them, now you can make your own circular loom from a recycled container and learn to knit on it too! Create hats, scarfs, belts, fingerless gloves, leg warmers, cup cozies, and much more using yarn, cookie pop sticks, hot glue, duct tape & recycled yogurt containers. Bread Making Whole wheat bread, white bread, cinnamon rolls---mmm! Ever wonder what really goes into homemade bread? What makes bread rise? Those questions and more will be revealed as you make some easy bread recipes. Shooting Sports 101 This course will be a brief overview of what the shooting sports programs has to offer. There will also be some hunting and wildlife activities to participate in. Participants will have the opportunity to try archery, the laser shot and learn about the parts of firearms. 4-H Game Jam Back for another year - learn to make video games!!! No experience necessary. The instructors will teach you the basics of programming, design, and art. We will make 4H-oriented games in a group. You are welcome to bring your own laptops. Please try to bring a flash drive to store your game on so you can take it home with you. The instructor will also make the games available for download online. Be a 4-H Green Energy Consultant - Take Sustainable Action From STARR to STATE FAIR Part 1: Learn basic information about the exciting 4-H Renewable Energy Lab mixed with some general concepts of actions that will help you/us become "greener" (more energy aware). The Seneca GR&EEN 4-H Members will take you through a few exciting, energetic and delicious activities you can accomplish with the 4-H Energy Lab (Solar Smoothies; Energy Home Appliance Challenge; and how to make Solar S ‘mores). You will learn how to reserve the use of one of these labs for you to use in your own county - You Being the Leader!! Part 2: Mr. Dan Roth, Associate Director for Sustainability Facilities Services at Cornell University will share some of the creative and exciting things Cornell University is doing to become a much more "Green" facility and organization. Some of these ideas will hopefully spur ideas of how 4-H youth and adults can work together with State Fair leadership to start making "GREEN" changes at the NYS Fair. AND, under your leadership, the ideas generated by this 4-H "Green" STARR group of youth consultants will be something you can take back home too. Part 2 of this workshop is intended to be a buildup excitement and generate ideas to take beyond STARR!! Check out this Cornell Sustainability site www.sustainablecampus.cornell.edu STARR 2012 Short Workshops Intro to Yoga for All Ages Join us for a fun and educational workshop on Classical Yoga. You will learn and be guided, exploring yogic breathing, meditation, postures and relaxation techniques. You will walk away with the tools to use some of these practices in your daily, healthy living. Zumba® - A Dance-Fitness Party Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® Fitness program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easyto-follow, calorie-burning “dance fitness-party”. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating. Outdoor Games Choose Health! Learn and play games for the out of doors; continuous kickball, various tag games, Red Rover and more. In the event that there is foul weather, we'll move indoors and practice fun games for groups. Mastering Monet Mastering Monet is going to be a short workshop that will show you the foundation of Post Impressionism and the time consuming technique of pointillism. Or in other words you’re going to get back to finger painting. We will capture “The Revolution of Responsibility“in our masterpieces which will be displayed at Cornell Career Explorations and the NYS Fair. "Nothing to Fear" Becoming a Strong Public Speaker How many of you experience shaky hands and a pounding heart before speaking in front of a group? Good news, there are ways to deal with these reactions to public speaking. In this workshop, students will engage in interactive activities to manage their fear of the public presentation. Topics to be covered include; how to overcome fear and nervousness, things to remember while delivering a speech, how to recover after you make a mistake while speaking, and several more! The Hidden Truth: What’s in Our Food? Have you ever taken a big swig of juice convinced it was healthy because it had fruit in it? Do you pick the burger at your favorite drive thru but leave the fries because they are greasy and fattening? Do you salt your food because without it, food is just bland? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to learn what is hidden in your food! In this workshop, participants will learn tools for reading labels and measuring sugar in drinks, fat in fast food, and salt in our diet. These hands-on activities will “wow” even the most cautious eater and leave you wanting to show your friends exactly what they are consuming! Ballooning 101 Have you ever wondered how Clowns Twist balloons? Well if you have or you just want to learn the basics of balloon art then STARR is your chance to learn. Come and join other teens in learning how to twist balloons. Become a Monster Bug Wars Scientist! Have you watched Monster Bug Wars on the Discovery Science Channel? If you haven’t you can watch clips from Monster Bug Wars at http://science.discovery.com/tv/monster-bug-wars/). Dr. Linda Rayor, one of the human stars in the show, will share her experience working on a television production and work with you to develop your own science presenter skills. In this workshop, you will meet many live insects and spiders and give your own short presentations about them. Our primary goal will be to have you learn some tricks for talking about animals and biology with passion so that you can star in your own show! Get Your ACT Together This workshop will take a brief look at the basics of acting and drama. Come with a lot of energy, and open mind, and ready to have a lot of fun! Get ready to get out of your box and enter a whole new world! No H8 Campaign No H8 is a growing campaign, targeting teen and young adult bullying. Learn positive ways to overcome bullying and make a huge impact in your communities by standing up against bullying. 4-H Entomology 4 All Ages During this hands on workshop participants will learn: the proper pinning technique for insects and butterflies and the different orders of insects. Tropical butterflies will be pinned by 4-H members and taken home. Participants will also learn where to collect insects, techniques for collecting and trapping insects. Teens will learn hands on activities for teaching Clover buds. Live insects and spiders will also be on hand for all to see and touch! Wildlife & Shooting Sports This short workshop will give you an opportunity to identify wildlife and gain a very brief overview of the shooting sports programs. Taking Better Photographs Learn how to get the most out of your photographs through better composition and exposures. The workshop will cover the “rule of thirds”, “the golden mean” and other composition techniques as well as learning to use existing light to best expose the subject. A brief discussion of camera features will also be included. Release, Relax, Relate Sometimes the things we love, are the very things that stress us out i.e. family, friends, Facebook etc. Explore fun ways to deal with stress without losing your cool. Gain a new perspective on life via massage, movement and laughter. Comfortable Clothing for Cancer Patients Drainage shirts can be very costly even with insurance. A patient can pay up to $100 for one drainage shirt. The items we create at STARR will be distributed to nearby hospitals and be given free of charge to patients. Use simple hand and machine sewing to create useful items for cancer patients while hearing the story of a cancer patient. Flower Arranging and More Learn about flower arranging, dish gardens, and terrariums. Make a corsage for the dance. Belly Dance Help promote a great mission mandate: Healthy Lifestyles while learning about a culture through dance. Enjoy belly dancing and enhance your dance skills. Keynote Workshop: Magic and More Learn about how Adam Trent uses magic to reach different audiences.
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