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   […]

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary: FENtastic Wetland!

What’s so special about the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary? Imagine a giant sponge that goes as deep as 60 feet, where mid-July there is still ice. Blaine Wetland Sanctuary (BWS) is an open space, natural area that includes specialized wetland called a fen. A fen is a type of wetland with a high water table and […]

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. […]

Why eSTEM at church?

  Stop the Vacation on Vocation: Do Science Literacy at Your Church By Heidi Ferris, Growing Green Hearts, LLC How can we lift up church youth leadership and empower youth in using their stories, relationships, vocational call, science knowledge, and problem-solving processes together at church? Let’s start with one of the most defining gatherings of […]

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 […]

Learning is not a line.

Learning goes beyond classroom walls for learning is NOT a line.  Learning is not a circle or checklist.  It can jump, run, test and rest.  Learning can grab a buddy or dream on its own.  Learning can be inside, outside and inside out.  Learning takes place within a person and community, small and big.  Learning […]

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 […]

Storytimes, STEM & Summer Sites 2015

Summer Fun with Growing Green Hearts  Here’s a sample of what Growing Green Hearts has been up to… Growing Green Hearts kicked off the summer by providing nature-based programming with MELSA libraries in May, June, and July.  Oh the joy on a child’s face when their fingers are in the cool summer soil with tiny […]

STEM Gone Wrong…and How to Fix It!

3 Common STEM Mistakes (and how to fix them) A decade ago, when “STEM” was more likely used to talk about plant parts or wine glasses than  Science Technology Engineering and Math – the idea of blending subjects under one theme was called “interdisciplinary teaching.”  What makes STEM more than just a buzzword or a […]