Wildlife, Plant, and Environmental Education

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In Peril: WILD ART 2021

As part of the Wild Art 2021 November Challenge, put on by Zoe Keller, I illustrated two pieces focusing on the theme, “In Peril”. Each month, I will focus on two pieces – one highlighting flora, the other highlighting fauna. This month, the first is a flower who brought me great joy picking them as …

Gauging Human Age: Hard. Determining Squirrel Age: Easy!

Have you ever been slightly abashed when you assume someone’s age and then find out that either wow…. they are waaayyy older than you thought, or dear goodness, this person is a baby?! Determining age in humans just by sight can be really challenging! Determining squirrel age and the ages of other wildlife, on the …

Flight: WILD ART 2021

As part of the Wild Art 2021 November Challenge, put on by Zoe Keller, I illustrated two pieces focusing on the theme, “FLIGHT”. Each month, I am going to focus on two pieces – one highlighting flora, the other highlighting fauna. This month, I focused on two species, one amphibian who glides (instead of flies), …

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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.