Wildlife, Plant, and Environmental Education

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

Evergreens in THE Winter Landscape

As the vibrant fall foliage fades and the trees are left bare, a certain type of tree stands out amongst the gangly, naked maples and oaks – Evergreens! The greens and blues of their needles provide a welcome burst of color in a now grey and brown world. Other than just providing a welcome splash …

Plants, Wildlife, and Halloween!

Despite being a summer-lovin’-gal who was born in the winter, one of my favorite times of the year is the end of October when the leaves are all ablaze in vibrant oranges, yellows, and reds… And when it’s Halloween! I’m not into gore or horror – but that’s not all that Halloween’s about! There are …

Look Up In the Sky! It’s a Plane, It’s Superman! No – It’s a BIRD!

Fall is fully upon us and so is the great migration! I had the opportunity to write an article about the Raptor Migration along the Delaware River/Atlantic Flyway and ways to identify raptors as they’re flying. Click here to view the published article (pg 87). Below is my blog-post style of the article: “Keep an …

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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.