Green Hearts Growing in National Parks

In Search of Amazing Creatures and Climate Change Features in Northern National Parks… Growing Green Hearts is Hitting the Road! @GrowGreenHearts #growinggreenhearts July 16th through August 1st of 2017, Growing Green Hearts will hit the road passing though 5 states, hiking natural spaces, and visiting 3 major national parks: Olympic, North Cascades, and Glacier. From haystack […]

Gone Fishin’ Engineering Design Challenge

Play while problem-solving… Catching a fish is something everyone should experience as a kid!   To go fishing, you don’t need a fancy boat or guide, just a lake or river spot, a little gear, bait and some luck.  Kids enjoy the playfulness of trying different materials and designs just as much as dipping the […]

Connect-the-Drops: Faith, Science & Youth Leadership™

  Who knew you could connect scripture, water quality, teens, climate science and problem solving strategies? Creation care with Connect-the-Drops:  Faith, Science & Youth Leadership™ is FUN! By understanding the common ground on which faith, science, and the Lutheran traditions stand- kids work to make this world a more trustworthy place.  Laughing, teamwork, vocation, Bible studies, […]

Roots!

  Do all plants have the same roots?  Tulips are well known for their bulb (bulbous) roots.  Each spring, I first notice flowers from bulbs like the crocus, then daffodils, followed by tulips and hyacinth.  Green shouts of onions and garlic are now up, too.  Keep an eye out this spring for the unique flowers […]

Eggsellent Earth Science

Eggsellent Earth Science Eggs…fertility, fragility and signs of new life. No matter how you crack it, eggs pack a big science learning punch! Checkout this GGH blog post for 5 science activities that will connect your students with some green ideas– hold the ham. 1st… The CLASSIC engineering design challenge: Design a container that prevents an […]

Gammålgarden Museum hosting eSTEM Faith & Science Saturdays

  Nature Play Workshops @ Gammalgården Museum Gammelgården Museum of Swedish heritage in Scandia, Minnesota has teamed up with Growing Green Hearts to talk Christian faith & science in an amazing outdoor setting.  Designed for people of all ages, especially families, together we will… »Play outdoor games, team challenges, and environmental Science, Technology, Engineering & Math to connect Swedish […]

Spring 2017 eSTEM Trainings

Environmental STEM trainings for teachers, child care providers, parents, mentors, scout leaders, grandparents… helping kids to play, learn, and love nature.     ———————————————————————————- eSTEM Trainings @ Springbrook Nature Center Springbrook Nature Center and Growing Green Hearts have teamed up for 2 teacher trainings taught by Heidi Ferris of Growing Green Hearts, LLC.  Springbrook’s new state […]

Connect-the-Drops 2017

Connect-the-Drops: Faith, Science and Youth Leadership™ is environmental STEM in action! The experiential curriculums in the Faith, Science & Youth Leadership series were developed by Growing Green Hearts and being utilized by 15+ metro area churches thanks to a partnership with the Minneapolis Area Synod ELCA’s EcoFaith Network and Hennepin County Green Partners. Did you […]

A Brand New Creation Care Book…

6 C’s for Creation Care by Heidi Ferris of Growing Green Hearts How do our actions connect with the Christian faith in caring for the earth? Where can I make choices for cleaner air? What can I do to care for God’s creation? Playing with Science and Systems is a series of books for children, parents, […]

A Brand New Butterfly Book…

8 Butterfly Questions for Gardening by Heidi Ferris of Growing Green Hearts    What do butterflies need? How can children start a garden for butterflies? What is happening underneath those prairie plants that butterflies love? Playing with Science and Systems is a series of books for children, parents, and teachers.   Books in the series are simple, […]