Project List 2019-20
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Project:Project LeaderProject Age RequirementProject Description
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ArcheryDoug GraverRegular members (Age 9+)Learn about the sport, equipment, safety and accurate shooting in this County-level Shooting Sport. See Doug for details on enrollment.
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Art: TechniquesJeanette DreifurstMiddle school and above.The Art Project will encompass many different techniques and forms of drawing/painting. The project is open to 12 participants, and must be in 6th grade or higher. Members of the Art Project will work to show in an Art Show and compete at County Fair.
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Arts & Crafts: PrimariesWendy FarndenPrimary only (5-8)Open to primary members only. We will be doing creative projects and working on fine motor skills through art
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BeekeepingEd BurnsAll Ages - primary members may need an adult family member in attendance.We now have a club hive to manage. We'll learn about bees and how to keep them, and the equipment necessary to do so. With any luck we'll extract our own honey from the club hive!
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Beginning 4-HSheila Gianelli and Kari PaulseyAll First Year Members, all agesWe orient new members to the opportunities within 4H. Learn by doing and participating to get the most out of 4H. We go over the 4H lingo, explain all 4H events, how to earn awards, train how to start record books and show you the 4H presentation format. We encourage and explain all aspects of 4H so that you will have a better understanding.
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Bullet JournalingLeigh Chan and Sonna DhamraitMiddle school and above.We will teach members how to create their own personalized journals and how to utilize them to better organize activities in their lives. We will also teach basic calligraphy skills using brush pens and various other pens. Members will need to purchase their own journal ($10-$30 depending on quality) and a pen. They can spend more if they want to, but they essentially only need a pen and journal. Meetings will be held on Sunday early afternoons at our house in San Ramon.
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CanningEd Burns8 and up
space is limited
We will learn about canning, discuss what to can, and can a couple items from start to finish.
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Cooking: Plant-BasedLisa HopkinsRegular members (Age 9+)Explore delicious recipes, without using animal products. Will include homemade (dairy free) ice cream, salsa, tacos, baked goods & more!
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Farm Animal Fun & LearningBriana Farnden and Maureen FloresPrimaries. Junior and teen leaders welcome.We will learn all about farm animals including chickens, goats, miniature horse and a donkey.
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Goats - MeatSusan Austin & Ed BurnsRegular members (Age 9+)We will gain hands on experience in all phases of raising a goat for market viability. We will learn about nutrition and health and how to successfully present your goat in the show ring. . This will lead our entire group up to fair for showmanship and auction day. Members will be responsible for the daily care and needs of their animal. Costs vary but expect between $500 - $800 in upfront expenses (goat, feed, supplies). Members receive proceeds for the auction upon sale of their goat, which can potentially cover all or a portion of expenses.
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HikingSusan Austinmust be able to hike 5 milesHikes are typically around 4-6 miles with 600 - 1200 feet elevation gain, lasting about 2-3 hours. Adults are welcome and encouraged to hike too - children under middle school age must have a parent hike with them. We learn basic hiking safety and how to read trail maps, but mostly just enjoy the outdoors. Friendly hiking dogs welcome on most trails.
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Beginning HorseBriana FarndenRegular members (Age 9+)Learning about the care of horses, grooming and physcial structure of horses as well as safety, showmanship (in-hand) skills. We hope to take some field trips on a couple Saturdays. Although this is not a riding course, we can help put you in touch with stables that offer lessons or people who have horses to lease. Opportunity to compete in the Contra Costa County fair in May 2020.
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PhotographyRaji Matha and Sheila Gianelli Parent required to attend for younger membersExplore techniques for improving every day photos (people, nature, scenic, macro, still life). Projects will include a mini lesson or technique followed by hands-on photo sessions in the field. Each project member will submit one or more photos to the Contra Costa County Fair for judging. The fair does award cash prizes for winners! Geared toward digital photography using any digital camera including cell phone, compact digital camera or SLR. New this year we will emphasize more technique, both how to take better photos with any camera and also how to use your DSLR (if you have one). At our final meeting, the project will create some small group presentations to present at the community meeting to earn credit toward the communications category for star ranking. We will also have the opportunity for photo judging (also communications for star rank) at the community meeting. F
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Pie MakingBridget FarndenRegular members (Age 9+)We are going to learn all aspects of pie making. Focusing on technique and experimenting with recipes.
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PoultryPam NettRegular members (Age 9+) primary members (ages 6-8) accompanied by adultWe will learn all about poultry. Learn about showmanship and prepare and compete in the County Fair. We will also go to the Pacific Poultry Breeders Association Show in January and hopefully visit a Poultry ranch.
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RabbitPatty Valentine & Kari PaulseyOpen to all ages, but a parent is required to attend for primary members (5-8 years old)Learn about general rabbit care for a pet rabbit or show rabbit. Topics will include housing, diet, health, and foster/adoption programs. For those members who are interested, we will also teach about showing, showmanship, and breeding. You do not need to own a rabbit to participate.
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RoboticsDoug Graverall agesThis project reviews simple electronics and mechanics with hands-on activities. Along the way we will construct simple robots and cars. Members will be asked to cover the cost of supplies for the activities. This will range between $50-$100 for the year or $5-10 per meeting. Fundraising ideas will be discussed to help cover the supply costs.
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SewingJulie AlbertRegular members (age 9+) and Primary members ages 6-8 with parental attendenceOpen to all levels of sewing experience. A sewing machine is not required. Possible projects: Community project, stuffed animals/pillows, embroidery,fabric boxes/bowls, tote bags, apron, table runners/placemats, potholders, beginning quilting project, embellishments, YOUR OWN PROJECT IDEAS
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SheepSusan AustinRegular members (age 9+) We will gain hands on experience in all phases of raising a lamb for market viability. We will learn about nutrition and health and how to successfully present your lamb in the show ring. This will lead our entire group up to fair for showmanship and auction day. Members will be responsible for the daily care and needs of their animal. Costs vary but expect between $500 - $800 in upfront expenses (lamb, feed, hay). Members receive proceeds for the auction upon sale of their animal, which can potentially cover all or a portion of expenses.
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SwineSheila GianelliRegular members (Age 9+).The swine project teaches participants proper methods of selecting, feeding, & raising market swine, in addition to basic anatomy and diseases. There will be a special concentration on teaching each individual the mechanics of showmanship. Space is limited to keep hogs at Lindsay Farm.
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Vet Science - AdvElisa DowdFor those who have completed two years of Vet. Science or are 14 years of age or older.This year we will be using the CATA (California Agricultural Teachers Association) Curriculum to prepare for the competition at the Ag Field Day at UC Davis the first Saturday in March in the veterinary science division. Members need to be at least 14 or in high school to compete, although members who have completed 2 years in the vet science project may participate except for in the competition. High school aged members should plan on being available all day on March 2, the day of the competition at UC Davis.
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Vet Science - BegElisa DowdRegular members (Age 9+)We will be using the state-provided curriculum on vet science, as well as other activities, to study veterinary science and biosecurity.
This project is open to members ages 9/in fourth grade and up.
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