Blaine Wetland Sanctuary & Outdoor Learning with GGH

Growing Green Hearts has partnered with the City of Blaine, Minnesota, in creation of environmental STEM programming and curriculum for their Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. The Blaine Wetland Sanctuary is a playful place to exercise for many people.  It’s also a living science research lab for many; and for even more people- it’s a peaceful place […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

A Brand New Water Book…

7 Water Wonderings:  All About the Cycle of Water by Heidi Ferris of Growing Green Hearts  Where can water hide and play? Do all water drops follow the same path? How does nature clean water? Playing with Science and Systems is a series of books for children, parents, and teachers.   Books in the series […]

Learning is not a line.

Learning goes beyond classroom walls for learning is NOT a line.  Learning is not a circle or checklist.  It can jump, run, test and rest.  Learning can grab a buddy or dream on its own.  Learning can be inside, outside and inside out.  Learning takes place within a person and community, small and big.  Learning […]

Educator’s Conference Season 2016

What do preschool teachers, child care providers, teachers, afterschool specialists, and early learner care givers have in common?  For the love of teaching and learning- these Minnesota educators are committed, passionate, playful people that adventure, share, and ask great questions.  Read on to learn more about insights and observations from 3 educator’s conferences that took […]

7 Reasons Why STEM is Here to Stay

STEM is Here to Stay: 7 Things About STEM Today Which projects do you remember from your school days?  A book report diorama, report on a state or a science fair tri-fold.  Egg drop, grow labs, and bridges were some of the first engineering design challenges I tried as a kid but they were just […]