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We are a team dedicated to environmental research, teaching and outreach inspiring community action in the environment.

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We empower knowledge, confidence, and passion to create sustainable, environmental change.

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Family Estuary Festival

Our Fest has the best guests! The next MKEI Family Festival will be held Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Amphitheater at Northwest Florida State College’s Niceville Campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for fun activities, hands-on displays, and environmental awareness for all ages! Until then, check out this fun video of one of our past festivals with our Panhandle community coming together.

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12th Annual Family Estuary Festival

Our Fest has the best guests! We can't thank everyone enough for sharing their day with us at our 12th Annual Family Estuary Festival this past Saturday. We hope everyone had as wonderful a time as we did, and we're ready to plan for next spring!

Posted by Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute on Monday, April 8, 2019

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We build capacity to inspire global, environmental agents of change.