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!

Webinar Coming Soon

On Thursday, June 25 at 1 p.m. (CST) join MKEI for a webinar on Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Central America presented by Marina De León, M.S., Ph.D. candidate, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at University of California, Davis. Marina E. De León is a doctoral researcher in Jonathan A. Eisen’s lab at the University of California, Davis. Her primary…

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Tools of the Trade

You need the right tools for every job. The MKEI team has to use a variety of tools during our work, some of which are as simple as a slightly modified trash can, and others are more complex, using sonar waves to map structure. Some of the tools that we construct ourselves are simple-yet-specialized. For…

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