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.
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…
Please join GrowingGreat in celebrating with Teaching Assistant Maxwell Watson. For more GrowingGreat STEM activities and recipes, follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/growinggreat/
Did you know that GrowingGreat offers STEM activities you can do from home? We know that many parents are now leading their kids’ lessons and we hope that our food science activities can be a help to you — and tasty too! For more GrowingGreat STEM activities, in Spanish and…
We hope you and your families are doing well during this difficult time. Here’s a quick update on how the COVID-19 closures are affecting GrowingGreat programs. We are here to support parents and children learning at home together. Let us know how we can help by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All of…
GrowingGreat is thrilled to announce a comprehensive, national partnership with Del Monte Foods, Inc. Del Monte is sponsoring GrowingGreat Veggies & Fruit: a National STEM Education Program, expanding our hands-on science and nutrition activities from Southern California to science centers, children’s museums and zoos across the country. Together, we will…
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!