Connect-the-Drops for Churches of Capitol Region Watershed District in 2020

Youth are amazing leaders. During the ups and downs of 2020, teens and tweens from churches in Capitol Region Watershed District have been moving water knowledge to water action for their churches, communities, and neighborhoods! Macalester Plymouth United Church, St. Anthony Park Lutheran, Christ on Capitol Hill, Galilee Lutheran, and participants from a variety of […]

Easy Scavenger Hunt For Your Neighborhood Park

35 Ways to Notice Nature this July… July is a great month to hone your noticing skills! Sit and listen.  Watch the clouds. Count the ants.  Smell the flowers. Can you notice, find, or create everything on this “Noticing Nature” list for July?  Give this a try… an easy scavenger hunt for your neighborhood park.   Find an object […]

Connecting the Drops: Water in Church Neighborhoods of Capitol Region Watershed District

Where is your neighborhood on this map? …and where do your rainwater and snow melt go? Growing Green Hearts is connecting churches and neighborhoods with their watershed using water education and water quality actions. This 2020 project called “Connecting the Drops: Water in Church Neighborhoods of Capitol Region Watershed District” is grant-funded by Capitol Region […]

5 Reasons to Get Kids Outside during times of COVID-19:

By Heidi Ferris, Growing Green Hearts COVID-19 is here and many kids will be at home…with parents…and we’ll all be driving each other crazy!  It’s a great move for our community, but hey, there’s a misconception we need to address:  Screen time is not the only way to learn in 2020.   Let’s all be aware that “social […]

Growing Greenovation!

NEW environmental STEM training for teachers/youth leaders Good News! Growing Green Hearts has a new training available. So please pass this along to your local school, scout troop, youth group, or community club! The training is called: Growing Greenovation: Youth Leading with Environmental STEM and this is how it came to be… Stories are powerful. Special […]

3 Green Lessons from the Minnesota State Fair 2019

  3 Lessons from the 2019 State Fair  STATE FAIR LESSON 1: Pronto Pups & Liatris.   Don’t those Blazing Star prairie plants look like giant purple pronto pups?  One lesson from the fair that I saw over and over again is that PLAY IS POWERFUL for people of all ages.  From the Midway to art exhibits, giant […]

Feb 10th, 2019 Connecting-the-Drops Community Water Event

In care of water, community partners in the Vadnais Heights area are rallying together!  Join in the fun as we learn and play with water.  Special guests are offering workshops with bring water science to life through art.  All are welcome to participate in games, activities, art, music, and more. What:  FREE COMMUNITY EVENT   […]

4 Phenomena to Explore this Fall

Weird, Wonder-Filled Science Happenings for Kids this Fall Autumn has arrived! Celebrate natural changes by investigating these 4 happenings (phenomena) with children.  Lead with exploration of a leaf pile, a hike, unstructured time with loose parts such as leaves, crisp fall air, dried grasses, squash and frosty grass. Emphasize the use of our senses. Collect their observations. […]