Marissa Jacobs (The Art of Ecology) is an Environmental & Conservation Educator. She blends the arts with science to deepen understanding and build stronger connections between people and the natural world. She is an international speaker, professional development educator, award-winning nature photographer & eco-gardener, Certified Tree Tender, Certified National Geographic Educator and has spent the past two years as a Mentor for their Certificate Program. She holds a B.S. in Conservation & Wildlife Management with a focus in Media & Art. Marissa has 10 years of education experience for all ages, from Pre-School & Montessori Learning Environments, through retired adult and continuing education.
During education for adults sessions (virtually or in-person), explore the natural world through visually stunning presentations. These presentations focus on a theme and images included are taken by award-winning nature photographer, Marissa Jacobs. ($150/presentation, covers all attendees). Don’t see a theme below that your group would be interested in? Let me know and we can create a topic specially for your group.
Example Presentation Topics: Ecology of the American Southwest | Ecology of Kenyan Flora & Fauna | Ecology of Athens & the Aegean Sea | Ecology of the Persian Gulf: Dubai | Creating Wildlife Habitats at Home | Importance of Native Plants in the Landscape | Tree Huggers: Tree ID & Landscape Value | Attracting Birds & Birding from Home | Increasing Empathy for Ecosystems through Art | Backyard Bounty: Foraging at Home
Does your group want to explore and engage with the natural world for a hands-on presentation? Get outside (year round) or stay indoors (ideal for programs November – February) and touch, observe, and interact your way to a deeper understanding of the local ecosystems. Perfect for groups with property to explore or who can take a field trip. (Please note – Private Guided Walks are capped at 16 people and include travel time up to a 30 min. radius of New Hope, PA.)
Example Guided Walks (1hr. long): Seasonal Tree ID & Ecology | Wonders of Wildlife: Exploring Evidence of Animal Life | Nature Photography Walk | Foraging & Wild Edible Walks | Botanical Dye Plant Walks
Example Indoor Activity Walks (1.5 hrs. $400/presentation, covers up to 16 people per activity. $40/extra person added on – materials provided): Exploring Bird Diets with DIY Bird Feeders | Native Plants in the Landscape with DIY Seed Balls | Butterfly Habitat with Host & Nectar Plant Exploration | Improve Observation & Art Skills with Botanical Illustration | Destressing with Nature & NeuroArt
I love your passion and knowledge, really shows your love for what you do and educating others.
Jutta T. – Foraging Walk for Adults participant