Professional Development, Workshops, and Speaking

Outdoor Math Workshop, Banff, Canada

Are you interested in having Rachel speak at your event, conduct a professional development workshop, host a meet-the-author session, give a webinar, deliver a keynote address, provide curriculum development guidance, or consult on program development?

Rachel can help you with:

  • Practical strategies for teaching reading, writing, and math outdoors in any setting while meeting state or province standards.
  • How to bring the Science of Reading Outdoors
  • Using place-based learning to provide equitable opportunities for language comprehension (knowledge and vocabulary) development.
  • Integrating sustainability literacy into your existing curriculum
  • Just the Facts: Understanding what the science of reading is and why it matters
  • Implementing Wild Math or Wild Reading in your school or educational setting
  • Leveraging your current outdoor space for learning
  • Bringing nature inside the classroom using routines, resources, and projects

Books and Materials: Discounted copies of the book Wild Learning: Practical Ideas for Bringing Teaching Outdoors or Wild Math and Wild Reading curriculums can be included as an add-on cost with any workshop or webinar.


Services are subject to schedule availability.

Professional development workshops: Tailored to your organization’s needs, workshops provide practical strategies and tailored assistance in incorporating outdoor learning with math and reading/writing instruction. In-person, workshops include hands-on learning opportunities that give attendees the opportunity to experience various outdoor learning strategies. Virtual workshops typically break up the time across several sessions. The length of workshops can vary according to the client’s needs. The most popular in-person format is a half-day workshop, which starts at $1500 USD plus applicable travel costs if farther than 2 hours from my home. Pricing varies based on the size of the group, materials/books, and topic. Additional travel costs typically include flight/s (Typically from ITH but might vary given location/flights), hotel, and ground transportation. I am located in New York State (USA). Please email support@discoverwildlearning.com for a customized quote with your preferred dates and times. If price is a barrier please read the statement of affordability at the bottom of the page. Workshops are subject to availability.

Popular workshop topics:

  • Taking Math Outdoors K-5
  • Teaching Reading and Writing Outside
  • The Science of Reading Goes Outside
  • Book Study using my book Wild Learning: Practical Ideas for Bringing Teaching Outdoors
  • How to utilize the outdoor space you have for learning
  • Using Wild Math or Wild Reading in the classroom
  • Introduction to sustainability education
  • Teaching sustainability within language arts- empowering students for the future
  • Using writing to provide students with meaningful ways to educate and advocate about important issues in their community
  • Asking the right questions: Using questions to encourage key thinking skills for sustainability
  • The role of language comprehension in reading and outdoor learning
  • Building sustainability thinking skills through the questions we ask!
  • Leveraging the connections between reading, writing, and thinking to boost skills in all three
  • Benefits of nature-based or outdoor learning
  • A workshop tailored to your school or organization’s needs

Webinars/presentations/keynotes: Interested in having Rachel give a presentation at your conference, meeting, gathering, school, or organization? Presentations are customized based on the topic and target audience. Presentations can be virtual or in person and are typically 1-1.5 hours, including time for questions. Webinar pricing starts at $500 USD. Please inquire about in-person and keynote pricing. This includes a pre-meeting to tailor the presentation to your audience, preparation time, applicable resources/handouts, and delivery. In person events greater than 2 hours from my home require additional travel costs including flight/s (Typically from ITH, but might vary given location/flight availability), hotel, and ground transportation. I am located in New York State (USA). We offer several low or no-fee sessions per year for schools or organizations that could not otherwise access this learning (see statement of affordability below). Please email support@discoverwildlearning.com for a customized quote with your preferred dates and times. Workshops are subject to availability.

Author meet and greet/signing/book clubs: Interested in having Rachel meet with your book club or group for Q&A and conversation? These are typically informal virtual sessions where participants can ask questions and talk with Rachel about the book and outdoor learning. These are offered as my schedule allows and are typically low cost as I want to support Wild Learning in schools and programs! If you are a school or small group, please reach out! In-person events are available within 2-3 hours from the Ithaca, NY area; farther locations will require travel expenses.

Podcasts and more: If you are interested in having Rachel as a guest on your podcast or other platform, send us an email support@discoverwildlearning.com.

Curriculum or Program Consulting: Starting a new program or designing a new curriculum for your school or program?

Homeschool help: Due to Rachel’s schedule, she is no longer offering general 1:1 homeschool consultations.


I realize that cost is an issue for many schools and organizations. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your specific situation and we can discuss options. Travel accommodation fees can be reduced if person/s in your organization can provide transportation from the airport/event/hotel, or if someone has an Airbnb, they are able to donate for the visit (private unit and bath required). I also encourage schools and organizations to coordinate visits and share the transportation/accommodation costs. Sharing costs is also possible for webinars.

I offer a few low-fee/no-fee sessions per year for nonprofit organizations, schools, or groups that could not otherwise access this learning. Please reach out via email to discuss options and availability.

Have another idea? I would love to hear them!

Contact us!

I would love to hear how we can help support you or your organization!

Email Rachel at support@discoverwildlearning.com

Learn more about Rachel’s book Wild Learning: Practical Ways to Bring Teaching Outdoors, Wild Math®, and Wild Reading®!

See what Rachel from Wild Learning® is up to on Instagram and Facebook @discoverwildlearning and Youtube!

Photo: Sara Tro Photography @filmlovesgirl

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