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Larimore, R.A. (2019). Preschool Beyond Walls: Blending Early Childhood Education and Nature-Based Learning.Lewisville, NC: Gryphon House. (purchase)

Larimore, R.A.(2018). Integrating nature-based early childhood principles into your preschool classroom. Young Children, 73(5), 34-41.

Sobel, D. & Larimore, R.A.(2018). “Nature cements the new learning: Expanding nature-based learning into the K-5 curriculum.”Research Handbook on Children and Nature: Assemblages of Childhood and Nature Research. Springer International.

Larimore, R.A.(2017, March). Program considerations for establishing a nature-based preschool. (website)

Larimore, R.A. (2016). Defining nature-based preschools. International Journal of Early Childhood Education, 4(1), 32–36. (website)

Larimore, R.A. (2015) My summer vacation: A nature kindergarten study tour in Scotland. (website)

Larimore, R.A. (2014) Reflection: The powerful teaching of a deer carcass. Exchange Magazine, 37 (1), 81. (pdf)

Larimore, R.A. (2014, December 15) Growing with the children: Bringing nature preschool practices to elementary schools. (website)

Larimore, R. A. (2014). Review: Forest kindergartens: The cedarsong way. Children, Youth and Environments, 24(2), 239–241. doi:10.7721/chilyoutenvi.24.2.0239 (pdf)

Larimore, R.A. (2011). Establishing a nature-based preschool. Fort Collins, Colorado: National Association for Interpretation. (purchase)

Larimore, R. A. (2011). Nature-Based Preschools: A powerful partnership between early childhood and environmental education. Legacy Magazine, 22(3), 8–11. (pdf)

Larimore, R.A. (2007). BioBlitz: When interpretation and science come together.The Interpreter, 3(6), 6–8.

Larimore, R. & Reding, S. (2001). Neighborhood naturalists: Programming for youth in Kalamazoo. Legacy 12(4), 8–9, 37–41.

Larimore, R.A. & Reding, S.M. (2001). Neighborhood Naturalist Club: A Model for Designing After School Programs. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Beech Leaf Press.


  • Promising Early Care and Education Leader, Exchange Magazine, June 2015 (more)

  • Great Lakes Bay RUBY Award, First State Bank & Great Lakes Bay Magazine, February 2013 (more)

  • Lancer Leader Award, Bullock Creek Public Schools, November 2012

  • Master Interpretive Manager, National Association for Interpretation Region 4, March 2012