Wildlife, Plant, and Environmental Education

Each month, learn about Habitats, Wildlife, Plants, Conservation, and ways to make the world a greener place!

2021 Color of the Year – Illuminating

Bright Sunshine, Butterfly wings, Bird Plumage, and flowers…. What do these all have in common? They can be “Illuminating”, the Pantone Color of the Year! This year, Pantone selected 2 colors to represent 2021, and the combination is beautiful! PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colors that highlight how different elements …

2020 Year in review

Despite the utter insanity that 2020 was, The Art of Ecology saw some wonderful growth and I had some amazing opportunities! Overall, I adapted and figured out some unique ways to keep you all engaged. I (just over) DOUBLED my reach from 2019! In the late spring, I started working on writing and illustrating a …

Explore the World of Birds this Winter

For myself, I find that as the summer turns into fall and the fall gives way to winter, my photography switches from primarily pollinators and lush green plants to the textures of dying flower seed heads and birds! Birds hang around my garden, flit through the tree farm in my backyard, and of course the …

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Marissa Jacobs - The Art of Ecology is...
Marissa Jacobs – The Art of Ecology is…

… an educator focusing on blending the arts with science to deepen understanding and build stronger connections between people and the natural world. She holds a B.S. in Conservation & Wildlife Management with a focus in Media & Art. She has extensive naturalist experience, has taken many Professional Development Courses and Certifications through National Geographic Society, Longwood Gardens, Project WILD, PHS Tree Tenders, Penn State Extension, and more. She is also an award-winning photographer AND ecological gardener and has roughly 10 years of informal environmental and urban agriculture education experience.