Speaking & Consulting

betheBethe Almeras, The Grass Stain Guru, has presented both nationally and internationally and is available for keynotes and presentations at meetings and conferences. Bethe has presented for diverse audiences, including the National Science Teacher’s Association, the Italian Park Service, the World Forum on Nature Education, and the National Institute on Recreation Inclusion. An energetic presenter, she brings a sense of fun to any topic, and is an inspirational voice in the children and nature and play movements.

For additional information and pricing, email Bethe@grassstainguru.com.

“Bethe weaves a powerful and clear message with a flair for fun!  She paints pictures with words and leaves you with images of a better world for kids.  Bethe’s message is part inspiration, part challenge, and wholly delightful.”

~ Vicki Ehlers, Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)


Play is Not a Four-Letter Word
Play has lost footing over the last 20 years and is often seen as a frivolous pursuit of little value. Find out why this couldn’t be further from the truth and how you can become part of the Play Movement.

Taking Childhood Off the Endangered Species List
Explore the concepts of Nature Deficit Disorder, today’s “super kid,” and the impact of today’s fear-based society on childhood.

Nature Play: Good, Dirty FUN!
Nature and childhood just go together! Get inspired to get your kids off the couch and outside exploring the natural world.

Growing Good Kids: Gardening With Kids
Young minds and spirits bloom in the garden! Explore the wonders of gardening with children and tips for incorporating a garden into your playspace.

Give a Tweet: Using Twitter to Create Community
Tips on using Twitter to create buzz around an issue and to engage a wider audience in your work. Can also be offered in workshop or one-on-one coaching format.


Bethe is available for consulting and freelance in the following areas:

  • Social media strategy & materials development
  • eLearning
  • Articles and ebooks
  • Teacher training programs