D1 – Engaging in Social Change for the Greater Good
WSU Center for Civic Engagement
Are you interested in becoming more engaged in your community? Come and learn about the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, and find out exciting ways you can get more involved and engage your peers too! The Social Change Model views leadership as a process rather than a position, and promotes the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service. In this workshop you will explore your values, learn about the model, and participate in a fun activity!
D2 – Getting into College: You’re the Director
This interactive workshop will allow the students to become the Director of Admissions for the day, finding out how difficult it is to choose which students should be accepted and why. Through this interaction, students will gain better awareness of tips and strategies for their own college applications and what factors are considered in the process.
D3 – Credit Card Craziness!
Missy Cummins, 4-H Regional Specialist, WSU Extension
Lyle Hansen, Family Finance Extension Educator, University of Idaho Extension
Luke Ericksen, Family Finance Extension Educator, University of Idaho Extension
Credit cards don’t have to be scary. In this workshop you will get to experience making financial decisions with credit cards. We will explore using credit cards as you learn some key financial concepts, make wise spending decisions, and how to use credit cards responsibly. This program will demonstrate the danger of how interest charges, fees, and paying just the minimum balance can negatively impact a person’s financial well-being for years. In this workshop, you will be actively learning in a hands-on way that simulates the consequences and effects of using credit cards in a real life scenario.
D4 – You Live in It: From Inspiration to Fashion
Shanna Pumphrey, Academic Coordinator Department: Apparel, Merchandising, Design, & Textiles
Students will be introduced to the industry of textiles and apparel through a profile of textile and apparel workers. The primary functional areas of the industry will be discussed; design, merchandising, media/PR and sales. Within each area, students will be introduced to possible careers, typical daily tasks, critical knowledge and average starting salaries. An activity is embedded throughout the presentation. After the discussion of each functional area, small student groups will perform a short related activity, for example, designing a garment through sketching, determining target sales, or identifying potential visual merchandising ideas.
D5 – Design and Construction- Getting a Closer Look
David Wang, WSU Design + Construction
Get a closer look at the WSU active, hands-on, integrated program of Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Construction Management. See present students’ work with physical and digital models and make a small structure yourself.
D6 – Health Care- So Much More Than Doctors and Nurses
Krista Loney, Program Operations Manager EWU AHEC
Audiologist, Pathologist, Health Information Technologist, oh my! If you’re interested in serving others and building a healthy community, a career in healthcare is for you. We will discuss the vast array of careers in the field of healthcare and explore the one that’s right for you.
D7 – Stress Management, Yoga, and Mindfulness
Mindfulness is maintaining awareness of our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and environment. in this class, we’ll use mindfulness, yoga, and other stress-management practices to find a calm state of mind in class and learn methods of combating stress that we can use for the rest of our lives.
D8 – Waste to Resource
Karl Englund, WSU Associate Research Professor Composite Materials and Engineering
Students will learn how recycling and reuse concepts work. We will utilize a variety of recovered materials and prepare them to be manufactured into new products. Students must wear closed toe shoes to attend this workshop.
D9 – The Arthropods that Live on Humans
Richard Zack, WSU Department of Entomology
Join us to learn about insects and why they are the most dangerous (and perhaps beneficial) animals on the Earth. You can’t imagine all the career opportunities that are available to you as an entomologist: researcher, teacher, import/export inspector, agricultural consultant, and crime investigator, to name only a few. Take the opportunity to get up close and personal with hissing cockroaches and tarantulas.
D10 – Follow the Block Head!
Janet Edwards, WSU Extension 4-H STEM Specialist
Unleash your creativity and problem solving skills using small wooden planks to solve a math and engineering challenge. Small teams will work together using math skills, balance, counterbalance and geometry to construct structures using 4 inch wooden planks. Have fun while you explore science and engineering using your brain and your hands!
D11 – Wonders of Physics
Tom Johnson, WSU Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
This informative, yet entertaining, workshop will include a visit to the Physics Department at WSU and explore topics such as gravity, electricity, magnetism, light, and thermodynamics. Attendees are offered the opportunity to observe, discuss, and possibly participate in live physics demonstrations and experiments.
D12 – How many Secretaries Does One Country Need?
Melanie Owens, WSU Extension Youth and Families: 4-H Program Coordinator
What would happen if all the records in the world evaporated today and you had a question for the doctor? Are you the record keeping type? In a world where past actions influence future decisions, accurate record keeping is critical to success. Records are as important to our personal lives as they are for our clubs, schools and nations. Find out how good record keeping can prepare you for many of life’s journeys.
D13 – Top Job! The Skills to Shine in Your First Interview
Jennifer Fees, 4-H Nutrition & Health Educator, WSU, Spokane Co. Extension
Gary Varrella, WSU Extension, Youth & Family Unit, 4-H Educator
Come learn behind-the-scene tricks and secrets for victory at your first job interview. Get a handle on your fears. Develop your skills inventory. Know what employers want. Practice makes perfect!
D14 – Letters in Motion
Rachel Ferrell, Healthy Living Ambassador
Kim Ferrell, 4-H Volunteer
Do you enjoy doing community service? Letters in Motion is a faith-based, non-profit organization that assists in the care and construction of orphanages both in Nepal and on the global scale. We will help the organization by writing letters to be delivered to orphans when the Letters in Motion team goes to Kenya and Nepal this summer. We will also be learning about the importance of access to clean water in 3rd world countries.
D15 – How to Save A Life
Jon Gabelein, Washington State 4H Ambassadors Advisor, School Teacher, EMT
Learn how to provide key lifesaving interventions during medical emergencies. Topics will include hands-only CPR, clearing a blocked airway (choking), splints, slings, and operating an AED. It’s when people like you become confident in performing these skills that our communities become even safer places to live!
D16 – Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Terrie Ashby-Scott, Senior Program Officer, WSOS STEM Support Services
An introduction to the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS): a description, criteria and services provided to recipients. This first-of-its-kind program supports Washington students from low- and middle-income households to attain bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields including science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care through scholarships of up to $22,500 as well as professional development, skills-building workshops and genuine industry exposure to help increase the rate at which students enter our state’s workforce.