Get Involved

There are many ways you can contribute to the mission of MKEI.

How you can be a part of Team MKEI

Participate in MKEI Events

MKEI provides outreach opportunities, cultivating exploration of environmental sciences through hands-on encounters. Attendees gain meaningful experiences to create environmental stewards, and they build sustainable action through explorative environmental connections.

Volunteer at MKEI Events

Our Annual Family Estuary Festival is our largest event, and requires lots of volunteers to provide a fun learning experience to the almost 1,200 attendees every year. But volunteers are also needed at other events throughout the year, and occasionally for projects. Contact our office or follow us on social media for opportunities.

Intern with MKEI

A variety of opportunities exist within MKEI to assist with our projects and events. Previous internships and work study positions have included assisting with the Oyster Reef Faunal Assessment.

Catch up on our latest research

Our scientists frequently discuss their research findings and present their data to our blog. MKEI is also proud to feature guest bloggers from other environmental influencers in our area. Head over to our blog to see catch up on the latest MKEI environmental reports!

October Fish of the Month: Red Drum Sciaenops occelatus

October Fish of the Month: Red Drum Sciaenops occelatus Dr. Geoffrey Smith NWFSC Biology Instructor A fish whose coloration and life history match the start of the fall season. Red Drum, more commonly referred to as Redfish by most (or Channel Bass if you’re from a bit farther north on the Atlantic coast) are a…

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