For What It’s Earth Podcast

Welcome to: “For What it’s Earth!”

Join Marissa of The Art of Ecology for a unique blend of art and environmental science as I help listeners connect to the natural world, podcast by podcast. Discover natural phenomenon like the science behind sunsets, or how chipmunks vocalize. Get inspired to be an environmental steward with eco-actions you can take at home and explore many DIY ways to make the world a greener place all on For What It’s Earth.

For What It's Earth podcast

Acorns: Fall Foraging Feast For What It's Earth

Join me for a series focusing on how wild-edible plants can impact our bodies, and how foraging can impact our ecosystems! In each episode, we'll discuss how to identify the plant, where it grows, any ecosystem roles it possesses, how to properly forage/harvest the plant, and finally, how to prepare it to maximize its flavor and herbal benefits. In this episode, I talk about the Quercus genus, which consists of oak trees, and the acorns that they produce. We'll talk about native oak tree seed dispersers, how to ID the tree from bark, to leaf, to acorn,  how to leech out tannins, and how to turn acorn flesh into a delicious, earthy-sweet flour to use in baking! Links:  The Art of Ecology * Early podcast access and exclusive mini-episodes only available to patrons (, audio podcast version ONLY will be published for the public a week later. — Support this podcast:
  1. Acorns: Fall Foraging Feast
  2. Smartweed: Fall Foraging Feast
  3. Autumn Olive: Fall Foraging Feast
  4. Birch Trees: a Fall Foraging Feast
  5. Spicebush: A Fall Foraging Feast

Highlights from “For What It’s Earth”

For What It’s Earth & The Art of Ecology Trailer:

Discover why I am so passionate about the arts & environmental sciences. You’ll also get a sneak-peek of what to expect with my upcoming official episodes!

New Video Podcast Recordings!

Get to know me and my guest, Zack Jacobs, during this super fun Nature Adventure Mini Series! Video episodes, as well as “Post-Podcast Ponderings” exclusive to patreon subscribers (at any tier)

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About Me

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 an international speaker, Certified National Geographic Educator & was 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 through retired adult.

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