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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bird Watching with Kids

Tips for young birders…  Bring the birds to you!  When it’s cold outside you can really help out the birds by providing them with food.  After all, it takes energy to stay warm.  A bird feeder can be like a drive-thru restaurant for birds to get some quick energy and a quick pit stop where […]

COOKIES + SCIENCE = FUN!

Kitchen Science with Growing Green Hearts:  Chocolate, Cookies, & Crystals Kitchen science is always hands-on, usually messy, and sometimes filled with surprises.  Here are some science vocabulary words, background information and questions to keep the fun and learning rolling out as fast as your cookie cutters can cut! When thinking about ingredients and tools used […]

Autumn Leaf Lessons: Awesome & Mysterious!

Tricks & Treats That Leaves Teach Us Why do leaves change color?  What causes seasons?  Why are some leaves yellow and some leaves red?  What makes the leaves crunch so much?  The first step of the scientific method is to ask a question…so keep kids asking!  Some questions are testable with an experiment.  Other questions […]

Butterfly Gardening Start Now

Crazy for Butterflies…and their favorite flowers?  Looking for fun, caring science lessons? Growing Green Hearts can help your elementary or preschool classrooms create a butterfly garden, play with STEM, and make science standards fun! The best time to start projects is fall/winter. Excitement builds through the seasons with seeds, design, then seedlings and planting in […]

Camping with Kids

Tips, Types, What to Pack…and Leave Behind Outdoor adventures await you!  Camping can be a fun and easy way to play outside, gain a sense-of-place, experience your environment,  and practice sustainability as a family.  State parks and national parks are like giant natural playgrounds for kids of all ages.  Here are some things to consider […]

Arbor Month is May

Trees. Trees. Trees. How will you celebrate Arbor Month this May…Eat an apple?  Climb a tree?  Plant a tree?  Enjoy the shade?  Here are ways for classrooms and families to show appreciation and care for trees. Get to know a tree that you often pass by.  Investigate the bark by getting a crayon rubbing , […]