To empower children to make healthy food choices through hands-on science and garden education.
National STEM Education Program
GrowingGreat programs are offered nationwide, thanks to our partnership with Del Monte Foods, Inc.
Hands-On and Virtual Programs for all Ages
GrowingGreat offers hands-on STEM, garden and nutrition education for grades PreK-12 and virtual programs for parents and children learning at home.
“Our bodies use three main nutrients to function— carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. Carbohydrates are our main source of energy. Proteins are used to build and repair tissues and help you fight infection. Fat is a source of energy that helps your body absorb some vitamins and minerals, build cell membranes…
The GrowingGreat Reading Club promotes literacy through virtual story time with age-appropriate literature featuring Communities of Color and themes related to nutrition, science, math, and gardening. You can view sample GrowingGreat Reading Club videos below: Spanish (Girasoles): English (Our Community Garden) To view many more of our activity videos visit…
GrowingGreat is thrilled to partner with Torrance Memorial! Please join us virtually on Oct 6 at 7pm for a free presentation on Integrative Medicine by GrowingGreat Board Member Nicole Alexander-Spencer MD, Nutrition and Garden Education Specialist Grace Sanchez MA, and David Rand MD. Dr. Alexander-Spencer will discuss a mind/body approach…
Our hands-on STEM activities can help break up your school day with science and a healthy snack. Our team of educators and friends have put together weekly activities for kids who normally would participate from the classroom. These activities make learning fun and hands-on! Looking for your favorite GrowingGreat activities…
Are your kids beginning to get stir crazy as the weather warms up? We’ve shared three of our favorite activities you can do from home! 1. Planting in the Kitchen: Grow new plants from veggie and fruit scraps 2. Powerful Proteins: Make and eat a healthy “cookie” using 3 different…
Parent-Child Science Activities with Veggies & Fruits
Without their families’ help, children can’t do science experiments at home, plant seeds or even access to veggies and fruits. How does your science center adapt programs to engage parents so that learning and healthy snacking continues? Do you use take-home pieces to inform parents about what their children learned? Do parents participate alongside their children?
Inside and Out, From Exhibits to Gardens: Hands-On Activities for Growing Great Veggies & Fruits
Learn about hands-on garden and nutrition activities during this webinar, brought to you by the GrowingGreat Veggies & Fruits: A National STEM Education Program leadership team. Presenters from the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University, Carnegie Science Center, Creative Discovery Museum, Exploration Place, and GrowingGreat will share a variety of perspectives, teaching techniques and programs, along with seven hands-on STEM, garden, and nutrition activities. These activities are designed for students in grades PreK–5 and can be adapted to your own program needs.
GrowingGreat’s New Garden Program at Leuzinger High School
Learn how GrowingGreat is teaching young kids how to choose healthy eating options while growing their own sustainable gardens.
GrowingGreat Celebrates our Partnership with Maple Primary Center and our 20th Anniversary
On April 27, GrowingGreat shared our program with at Maple Primary Center in South Los Angeles with our supporters, as we celebrated our 20th anniversary at a delicious Farm to Table dinner under the stars. We recognized the Association of Science-Technology Centers with our leadership award for their role in helping us bring our early childhood programs to science centers and children’s museums across the country and Chef David LeFevre with our Green Fork Award. Thank you to all who made this event possible and, of course, all our guests who attended!