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Spring 2014 Spaces and Faces with Growing Green Hearts

Registration for Little Green Frog Camp is open now!  One way Swedes celebrate the first day of summer is singing and dancing to a song about a little green frog.  The Gammalgarden Museum in Scandia, Minnesota is providing three 2-day camps for kids K-5 throughout the summer.  The historic buildings, artifacts, and stories inspire nature play, science, technology, engineering, and math activities of today.

Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka, Minnesota is turning a vacant lot into a natural playground, community garden space, and outdoor classroom.  All are welcome!  The “Zion Church and Pre-K Greenspace” is made possible in memory of Frank and Janice Jenson.  Thank you to the community support from Allina, Kinghorn Construction, the Lower Rum River Watershed management Organization, Zion Men’s Group, Eagle Scouts, and more.  As soon as the snow melts we’ll be building, planting, and playing.

Do you know a 4th or 5th grader that thinks like a scientist?  Heidi From Growing Green hearts will be teaching the Earth Science Systems 2-week summer course for the Minnesota Institute of Talented Youth in June 2014.  Classes are held at St. Paul Academy and include experiments, STEM, field experiences, and excellent learning adventures.  Registration opens this spring and can more information can be found at

Rockford Middle School Center for Environmental Studies will be welcoming fifth graders to their campus next fall and a new outdoor classroom, recess area, and nature exploration spaces to go with it!  Stay tuned for updates on how systems, community, and learning all come to play in Rockford, MN.

In addition to larger projects like the ones described here, Growing Green Hearts provides in-school field trips, teacher workshops, green coaching, and presentations for community groups.  Please give Heidi a call or email for topics, rates, and times.

Play. Learn. Love.

March 2014