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 […]

Connect-the-Dots: Faith, Science & Youth Leadership™

    Teens connect scripture, climate, teens, and problem-solving strategies?  YES they are!  Connect-the-Dots: Faith, Science & Youth Leadership™ from Growing Green Hearts is a more than a curriculum- it’s an experience for kids growing up in the reality of climate change.  This program creatively blends solid theology with climate science, community, leadership and environmental stewardship. How does it […]

1 School’s STEM Story

At School:  Hospitality, Water Quality & Butterflies Where turf grass once sat, a diverse patch of prairie in front of Woodcrest Spanish Immersion School now welcomes people, filters water, cleans the air, and provides habitat for wildlife.  In the fall of 2015, five first grade teachers worked with Growing Green Hearts and decided upon a […]

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 […]

Creation Care Bingo

Click to get the Creation Care Bingo by GGH. How do faith and science connect?  This creation care bingo game is a hands-on way to explore caring for God’s creation outside the worship space.  Get to know how you can make a difference on a daily basis with five categories:  the 5R’s , energy, water, places, […]

7 Favorite Science Shows

Home Sick?  7 Great Science Flicks for Kids on the Couch I am all for getting my kids outside to play, but when they (or you!) are sick, a movie on the couch can be the perfect thing.  Add some hugs, a snuggly blanket and a water bottle to sip on during the show and […]

Is STEM for you? YES!

STEM is Bubblin’ HOT! A hot topic in education right now is STEM.  Schools across the country are adopting the blending of science, technology, engineering and math into topic-based units and projects.  Many educators take it further by adding art, turning STEM into STEAM.  Growing Green Hearts has been teaching STEM/STEAM for years and works […]

Preschoolers, Scientific Method & Baby Plants

Preschoolers Do The Scientific Method with Seedlings. Kids are asking great questions about plants at Christ Lutheran Church Preschool and Childcare Center in Blaine, Minnesota.  In class they have been learning about seeds, plants, and one classroom’s even growing cilantro for their classroom Bunny named Louie.  Students, teachers and volunteers are working to plan and […]

Top 7 Hopeful Heart-full Science Storybooks for Kids

7 Stories of Role Models That Happen To Be Scientists Too! Just like heroes and heroines in our daily lives- some of the names on this list you’ll recognize, while some of the characters we’ll never fully know.  Whether you’re leading a classroom story time or bedtime, staff meeting or devotional- these books are fit […]

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, […]