Upcoming Events

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Growing Green Hearts offers…

  • Site Visits and Events for classrooms, libraries, scouting, child care centers, and community gatherings
  • Teacher Trainings for educational conferences, schools districts, private schools, and child care centers
  • Curriculum Development for non-profits, nature centers, special sites based on your needs
  • Natural Playground Coaching for outdoor learning and play



January 2019 

Luther Seminary’s Mid-Winter Convocation

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread:  Food, Land and Sustainability

January 30-31, 2019      Information & Registration

at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

Food availability, climate change, creation care, sustainability, theology

Keynote speakers:  Melanie Harris, Barbara R. Rossing, Kathryn Schifferdecker, Norman Wirzba

Growing Green Hearts will be leading theses sessions:

  • 10:30 am     STEMtastic! Ways to Connect Faith & Science
  • 2:15 am        STEMtastic! Ways to Connect Faith & Science

February 2019

Connect-the-Drops:  Faith, Science & Youth Leadership

We All Drink the Same Water  Community Event

Sunday, February 10th, 2019    12:00-3:00pm

Vadnais Heights Commons, 655 County Rd F E, Vadnais Heights, Minnesota

All are welcome to this FREE event

Explore our local water issues with special musical guests, games, snacks, art, and more!  Support students and volunteers from 3 churches in Connect-the-Drops: Faith, Science & Youth Leadership.   Together we commit to caring for our watershed and together we move knowledge to action.  Open house style, learn and play with water and…
  • Joe Davis, nationally-known spoken word artist will perform and lead small group workshops
  • Paint with Water color artists
  • Play StormDrain Goalie and adopt-a-storm drain
  • Learn How to Salt Smarter
  • Find your place in the watershed
  • Investigate samples & learn to slow spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Build a watershed model and make it rain!
  • Get specifics on our impaired lake s and how you can help
  • Listen to Music that moves us in care of water
  • Experience nature footage of wildlife in our wetlands
  • Q&A on water property issues and our impaired lakes


Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (aka MITY)

Your Extraordinary Saturday Program 

February 23rd, March 2, & March 9th 2019

MITY at St. Paul Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota

Your Extraordinary Saturday (YES) for elementary students takes place 3 Saturdays in February and March of 2019.  Students choose from themed classes that include art, math, theater, STEM, and more.  More information and registration can be found online at www.mity.org.

Growing Green Hearts will be leading these sessions:

  • Grades 1 & 2: All Systems GO!  E-STEM for Planet Earth
  • Grades 3 & 4:  Spaceship Earth Systems & Cycles


March 2019

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

Community Educators Collaboration & Networking Event

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019    3-5 pm

at Blaine City Hall, Cloverleaf Room

  • Hear from scientists about restoration and research at Blaine Wetland Sanctuary
  • Learn why Blaine Wetland Sanctuary is unique in Minnesota
  • Share your ideas on how Blaine Wetland Sanctuary can meet the needs of your students and school
  • Network with other educators and administrators
  • Register in advance for a flash drive with education materials, maps, eSTEM lessons.


April 2019

May 2019

June 2019

Augsburg Youth Theology Institute

Augsburg University

June 23-28th, 2019

at Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Information and Registration

AYTI is a summer program for young people in high school (9th-12th grades). It has been called “a year of spiritual growth concentrated into one faith-filled week.”

Join the urban adventure with Growing Green Hearts and scholars at the 2019 AYTI where we will develop leadership skills and put creation care theology and science knowledge into action. The world and neighborhoods we live in are series of complicated yet beautiful systems and networks. Therefore, we’ll practice thinking in systems–both ecologically and vocationally within spheres of community, home, congregation, and school. We will use faith-based environmental STEM curriculum to practice problem-finding and problem-solving and then apply STEM to greening our churches, homes, and communities. With the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood as our classroom, we will name our strengths and explore how our gifts and talents meet the needs of the world.

July 2019

Anoka County Library

Programs & Author Visits with Growing Green Hearts

Growing Green Hearts will be leading these sessions geared for school age students.  Pre-registration is required.

  • Geochemistry of Minnesota™     Tuesday, July 16            1:00pm       Crooked Lake Library
  • Plantable Papermaking™             Tuesday, July 16            3.30pm       Rum River Library
  • Interstellar WaterQuest™            Wednesday, July 17      1:00pm        Johnsville Library
  • For the Birds™                                Wednesday, July 17      3:30pm       Centennial Library
  • 10,000 Lakes Drop-by-Drop™    Thursday, July 18         1:00pm        Northtown Library
  • Knot Me!™                                       Thursday, July 18         3:30pm       Mississippi Library


Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

Intergenerational Tours and Programming by Growing Green Hearts at BWS.  Registration required.


August 2019

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

Intergenerational Tours and Programming by Growing Green Hearts at BWS.  Registration required.

September 2019

Open Houses for Educators & Field Trip Booking

at Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

September 12, 2019  3:00-5:00pm  and

September 25th, 2019  3:00-5:00pm

  • Hike the mile-long boardwalk
  • Preview engineering design challenges for students
  • Sign up for field trips for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Experience the phenology, ask experts about the fen!
  • Hear the science stories of current restoration and research at Blaine Wetland Sanctuary
  • Network with other educators
  • Register in advance for a flash drive with education materials, maps, eSTEM lessons.




Play while problem solving! 

Growing Green Hearts offers…

  • Site Visits and Events with Growing Green Hearts means hands-on fun, author talks, and nature adventures through environmental STEM learning.  Connect kids with their local environment with site visits to classrooms, library programs, scout meetings, child care centers, and large group events.
  • Teacher Trainings with Growing Green Hearts are geared towards educators of elementary students and early learners, no matter what your science background.  Growing Green Hearts has served 9 school districts and many private schools throughout Minnesota.  Teacher trainings with Growing Green Hearts have received MN Center for Professional Development/Parent Aware approval.
  • Curriculum Development with Growing Green Hearts brings interconnected land, air, water, and living things into the hands of the learner.  Specializing in environmental STEM experiences, GGH creatively pulls together your site’s natural resources and needs with state and national standards.
  • Natural Playground Coaching with GGH builds community and grows exciting science programs based on student interests, power of play, creativity, and the processes of environmental Science Technology Engineering and Math (eSTEM).

QUESTIONS? Contact Growing Green Hearts