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Is anybody else attending the Connecting Children with Nature Action Forum in Oct?
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I am going as part of the Office of Head Start's team. Would love to connect with other folks that are going.Cheers- Bethe Almeras (aka The Grass Stain Guru)Twitter…Continue

Tags: education, forum, World, nature

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Finch Sep 21, 2010.

Head Start & Outdoor Play
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Hi all! I am pleased to announce that I am the new Training Director of the Head Start Body Smart National Center for Physical Development…Continue

Tags: parent, pre-K, outdoors, play, nature

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bethe Almeras Nov 11, 2009.

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1. Consultant/Writer/Speaker 2. Education & Outreach Director
1. The Grass Stain Guru 2. Head Start Body Start National Canter for Physical Development & Outdoor Play (HSBS)
Bethe Almeras is an award-winning author, web producer, and eLearning designer. A long time educator and play advocate, she is passionate about outdoor play and connecting children with nature.

Bethe writes, speaks and consults as The Grass Stain Guru, and is considered a thought leader on play and nature, and a huge proponent of social media. (Make sure to tune into the #playoutdoors #nature #ECE and #GoPlay discussions on Twitter!)

Currently, Bethe is the Director of Education & Outreach for Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play, and blogs at The Body Smart Blog. She was also co-founder of the National Wildlife Federation’s Green Hour®, and has consulted with KaBOOM! and the Alliance for Childhood, among others.

A gifted speaker and trainer, Bethe also specializes in inclusive education and accessibility issues for individuals with disabilities, and believes that nature is an amazing way to reach and teach everyone.

But most of all, Bethe is a Big Kid with a crooked smile and a sassy attitude who loves to PLAY OUTDOORS! Um, and tell everybody they should too! She is particularly fond of squirrels. And turtles. And sandpipers. And skunks. And...
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Why Your Yard Shouldn't Go Disney


I don’t usually weigh-in on such things. but the premise of HGTV’s new show, My Yard Goes Disney, really ticks me off. We’re talking full Grass Stain Guru White Trash Fit.


And mind you, nobody loves a fabulous gay making over a house on a $2,000 budget…


Posted on June 14, 2011 at 6:40am — 9 Comments

The 12 Days of Christmas, Grass Stain Guru Style

On the 12th day of Christmas The Grass Stain Guru gave to me:

* 12 perfect snowflakes

* 11 stones a skipping

* 10 stars a twinkling

* 9 children giggling

* 8 frogs a croaking

* 7 kites a flying

* 6 rainbows gleaming

* 5 forts to build

* 4 scampering squirrels

* 3 trees to climb

* 2 box turtles

* And a grass stain on each knee!

No matter what you believe, or don’t, the holiday season is truly… Continue

Posted on December 23, 2009 at 6:16am

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At 9:37am on September 24, 2010, Rosie Emery said…
Hi Beth
Nice to see you here!
At 8:37pm on September 23, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Bethe! It's so great to see you and hear your voice on the forum! I'll have to get over to Head Start Body Start as well --> (if you're reading this, come on over and play!)

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