Resources & Trainings for EnviroSTEM at Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

Are field trips and educator trainings offered at Blaine Wetland Sanctuary? Yes, the next course offering of “Environmental STEM at Blaine Wetland Sanctuary,” a 3-hour course for educators, is on Saturday, August 29th from 9am-12pm. Future trainings will take place throughout 2020 and 2021.  Registration is required and can be done through the City of Blaine […]

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 […]

Growing Green Kid Trip Engineering Design Challenge™

Students and families notice nature in their neighborhoods then plan a green trip to a far-off, very different place. This project taps into interdisciplinary and enviroSTEM strategies to bring together math, reading, science, social studies in a playful way…all for family fun during the COVID-19 days of shelter-in-place.

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 […]

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 […]

We All Drink the Same Water

In care for water, people are gathering. In care for water, people are learning. In care for water, people are creating. In care for water, people are connecting.   Join us in care for water on February 10th, 2019.   We All Drink the Same Water   Community Event Sunday, February 10th, 2019 12:00-3:00pm Vadnais Heights […]

High 5 for Butterflies, Clean Water & Fresh Air!™

Kids are experts in play!  Growing Green Hearts works with students, teachers, and your local watershed district to utilize nature play in learning about water, climate, butterflies, and pollinators. High 5 for Butterflies, Clean Water & Fresh Air!™ teaches through hands-on eSTEM play.  Working with your school’s needs and site, students of all ages will learn […]

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. […]

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 […]