Welcome to The Art of Ecology!
The Mission of The Art of Ecology is to “Build Visual Connections between people and nature through art in order to create a deeper understanding and respect for the natural world – therefore increasing the desire to protect and conserve its resources.”
I have a BS Wildlife Conservation & Management degree (with a focus in Digital Media/Art) from Delaware Valley University (College at the time) and have continued my education and professional development with courses in Tree & Ornamental ID, Public Speaking & Adult Education/Pedagogy, Tree & Plant Health Care, Forestry & Wildlife Education, Pollinator Ecology, and Permaculture. I am also a Certified Educator through National Geographic and have taken numerous courses through them to improve my education skills (like Geo-Inquiry and Teaching Global Climate Change through Scientific Modelling). I have a background in environmental/agriculture education having worked with Peace Valley Nature Center, Fox Chase Farm with the Philadelphia School District, Bucks County Audubon Society and also privately as an environmental science and ecology teacher!
More recently, I have become an Education Certificate Mentor with National Geographic, helping other teachers to create extraordinary lesson plans and empower their students in innovative and creative ways.
The Art of Ecology was created because I not only want to share my photography, but also because I want to use those photos as teaching tools so that people can get a better understanding of natural phenomenon, learn about wildlife & habitats and how they play an important role in the health of the planet, and make the world a better place through personal action (ie. creating habitat, gardening organically, planting natives, using less plastic, etc…). As of September 2020, I am also taking a National Geographic “Photography for Storytelling” Certificate Course and hope to add some new skills to my photographic and educational toolbox! Stay tuned for more information about this course and my experience with it.
All photos are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going back to wildlife conservation, habitat protection, and environmental education. If you’re looking to make a purchase, head over to my Shop or support me on Patreon!