Marissa (The Art of Ecology) is an Environmental & Conservation Educator who focuses on blending the arts with science to deepen understanding and help build stronger connections between her students and the natural world. She is a Certified National Geographic Educator & has spent the past year as a Mentor for their Certificate Program. She holds a B.S. in Conservation & Wildlife Management with a focus in Media & Art. Marissa has almost 10 years of education experience for all ages, from Pre-School to Adult.
Bring a creative routine to your students with The Art of Ecology’s month-long art & science program. Each month focuses on a theme and features weekly art projects that help to build connections to the overall theme. These sessions are perfect for students ages 7-13. Session starts the 1st week of the month and continues for 4 weeks. $100 deposit required to book, and will go towards your total balance ($45/student per 4 week session). All materials provided.
Oct. – Trees & Woody Plants | Holiday Special (1st 2 weeks in Nov. & Dec.) – Wildlife | Jan. – Winter Sci. | Feb. – Birds | March – Sustainability | April – Flowering Plants | May – Habitats | June – STEM Sci.
Looking for unique activities to intersperse into the school year? Students can expect to bring home a finished art project that helps solidify environmental science understanding and their own connection to the natural world. These programs are perfect for students ages 7-13. $100 deposit (and minimum fee) required to book and will go towards your total balance ($20/student). Choose From (or let me know if you are looking for something specific that you don’t see here!):
Terrariums | Scientific Drawing | Floral Arrangement | Nature-Textile Prints | Watercolor Relief | Bird Feeders | STEM Applications | Aquaponics
Special Program: Green Industry Career Exploration (3hr. program featuring a variety of projects for ages 14-18)
Is your student looking for more guidance or experience in the art/science field? These programs are ideal for ages 12-18 who want to grow their artistic skills and deepen their understanding of advanced scientific topics. Great opportunity for career exploration! $100 deposit required (and minimum fee) required to book and will go towards your balance ($30/student). Choose from (or let me know if you are looking for something specific that you don’t see here!):
What an engaging presenter! …Marissa brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences to her presentations. My students were fully engaged and excited to learn when Marissa presented a lesson to my third graders.
Lori Helkowski, teacher at Snyder-Girotti Elementary School in Bristol School District