Wildlife, Plant, and Environmental Education

Explore the natural world through posts about wildlife, plants, habitats, and eco-friendly actions & projects!

Spring Cleaning is for the birds

Every winter, I sit inside with my hot cocoa, watching Netflix, working on my art, or playing games. Each winter, I sit inside SURROUNDED by all of the clutter and dust. Each spring, I get so tired of it that I HAVE to do something about it! I create bags and boxes to take to …

Adapt: Wild Art 2021 – March

As part of the Wild Art 2021 March Challenge, put on by Zoe Keller, I illustrated two pieces focusing on the theme, “Adapt”. While some artists focused on nocturnal animals and their unique adaptations, others focused on marine species that live in the depths! Each month, I am going to focus on two pieces – …

Start Planning Your Garden NOW!

It may be a little chilly out still, but it’s finally the time of year to start planning out your garden! As the winter fades into spring, we can think about seed starting, and drawing up plans to ready your home/garden for new plants. How do we start the planning process though? Ultimately, think about …

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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.