What we do…
Kids Growing Strong brings interactive exhibits and learning expeiences that promote strong bodies, strong minds, and a healthy lifestyle through garden-based activities to kids and their families throughout the state. The program makes it possible for children and families to enjoy learning about health/nutrition, science and the environment by presenting opportunities for them to have fun with hands-on,garden-based activities. Guided by friendly members of their own community, kids and their families learn about what goes on in a garden, nature’s cycles, growing food, healthy eating, exercise, food preparation and other skills necessary to lead happy, healthy lives.
Every family wants their child to be healthy and strong and have a good foundation to lead a long and happy and successful lifes. Kids Growing Strong exists to help families achieve that goal. We will guide parents, through a network of support and activities, to help parents make healthy choices for themselves and their children.
Children want to learn… It is what they do. They start to explore the minute they are born and stop only when they are repeatedly discouraged. Kids Growing Strong offers a variety of opportunities for kids to learn interesting things at their own pace in their own style.
How We Do It….
Traditional lessons are repackaged in bold new wrappers that engage all the senses; a powerful method of learning. High-tech information systems are mingled with time-tested material translating lessons into the the color, themes and vernacular of the 21st Century. Information about healthy living, science and gardening is broken down into fun and interesting experiences that can be easily understood and long remembered.
Be it at large public venues of every kind across the state, or in intimate classroom settings, KGS uses imaginative, understandable, vibrant, eye-catching displays and learning materials to attract attention and draw children and their families into interactive learning experiences. Parents and children alike are captivated by the experience of moving around, looking, touching, tasting, smelling, and literally “coming to their senses.”