My name is Marissa Jacobs and I am the photographer behind “The Art of Ecology” on social media. I am a Conservation Photographer, specializing in plants, wildlife, and natural landscapes.
My goal is to build visual connections between people and nature so that people can gain a new appreciation for the flora and fauna on this incredible planet. I have a Wildlife Conservation & Management degree from Delaware Valley University and have taken classes since in Tree ID, and Tree care (I really love plants!). 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, Bucks County Audubon Society and also privately as a science 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 new and creative ways.
This blog 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 phenomenons, 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. building wildlife brush piles, gardening organically, planting natives, using less plastic, etc…).
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!