On-Demand Professional Development

nature based early childhood education professional development

On-Demand Workshops

On-demand workshops include pre-recorded videos presented by Dr. Rachel Larimore along with the discussion prompts provided will ensure rich conversations among your team on nature-based education topics.

In addition to video links and discussion prompts, the downloadable Facilitator’s Guide (PDF) includes printable handouts for your team. Also included is a certificate of completion so you can document and get credit for the time spent on this professional learning.

Want to share these workshops with your administrators? Click here to swipe the copy of a letter to send them!

Explore the foundations of nature-based education & how to children to learn WITH nature.

Facilitate learning which follow children’s interests, support their development, & provide experiences learning with the natural world.

Help educators develop knowledge on the what, why, and how of risky play to support children’s learning.

Dig deep into teaching to support children in expressing themselves creatively. 

On-Demand Webinars

On-demand webinars include recordings of live presentations by Dr. Rachel Larimore focused on nature-based education topics.

With purchases you’ll receive a downloadable PDF document which includes the video link and a certificate of completion so you can document and get credit for the time spent on this professional learning.

Want to share these workshops with your administrators? Click here to swipe the copy of a letter to send them!

Examine practices & reflect on how they’re working in your nature-based program, and how intentional and aligned with your “WHY” they are.

Ready to take your professional learning even further?

Schedule a live 1-on-1 integration session with Rachel!

Dr. Rachel Larimore, nature based early childhood education expert

A Q&A session with Rachel is an especially high value addition if you are using these courses for a team of educators. You and your team can deepen and apply your learning through open discussion to address questions, concerns, and thoughts specific to YOUR program. If you’re interested in scheduling, check page 3 of the Facilitator’s Guide for a link to schedule and pay for a 30-minute or 1-hour call.

Looking for a live workshop?

Check out the Speaking page to schedule a workshop or visit the Events page for upcoming workshops!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! You will have lifetime access to the self-paced on-demand workshop materials, and can revisit the content at any time to reinforce your learning or reference the material as needed.

  • Yes! This certificate acknowledges your participation and demonstrates your commitment to professional development. The link to the completion certificate is available inside of the workshop guide PDF.

    *Please note, licensing requirements for early childhood educators vary significantly, so we cannot guarantee this time will be accepted for your requirements. We recommend that you contact your certifying or state licensing agency for clarification.

  • The workshop you are purchasing does not include live discussion with Rachel Larimore. These are designed to be self-paced professional development. However, if you want to level up this workshop with a Live Q&A call with Rachel - we have two time and pricing options available: 30-minute Q&A for $99, or a 1-hour version for $197.

    A Q&A session with Rachel is an especially high value addition if you are using these courses for a team of educators. You and your team can expect open discussion to address questions, concerns, and thoughts specific to YOUR program. There is a link inside the Facilitator’s Guide schedule a Q&A up to 60 days after your purchase.

  • Once you’ve purchased an on-demand workshop you will receive an email with a PDF webinar guide. Inside this guide you will find the link to the webinar recording, a printable certificate of completion, and any other relevant materials. For example, some of the on-demand workshops include a detailed Facilitator’s Guide with team discussion prompts and worksheets.

  • You'll need a stable internet connection and a web browser to access our workshops. No additional software installations are required. However, if you are using these on-demand workshops with a team it may be nice to also have video and audio projection.

  • Due to the nature of digital products, we do not offer refunds. Once you have purchased and gained access to the workshop materials, all sales are final. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at hello@marinaalex.com.

  • The Grove is professional development, consulting, and a resource library for nature-based educators and includes:

    A step-by-step guide, no matter your starting point, for integrating nature into the early childhood classroom to avoid costly mistakes and time-wasters

    Deep dives into nature-based teaching and operations through regular live Focused Call presentations (think “webinar”) & self-paced mini-courses to continue to reflect on and refine practice

    Tailored, confidential support from Rachel through 1-on-1 conversations (“Tea Times”) and monthly drop-in office hours

    A library of downloadable documents such as flyers to share with families, articles, workbooks, checklists, & templates to focus your efforts and save you time

    Exclusive Resources & Perks (because who doesn’t like a good coupon?!)

    And downloadable certificates so you get credit for your professional learning!

    Teaching takes a lot of time, and we designed The Grove to help you save as much as possible! Click here for more details about The Grove.

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