We promote connection of student learning to authentic application of  knowledge within the environmental sciences.

College Courses

Understanding Environmental Concerns and Complex Challenges

Students of Northwest Florida State College have the opportunity to join the journey of environmental discovery by taking the class: Introduction to Environmental Science. This course enables students to explore the scientific study of the natural world and how it is influenced by human interaction across the globe.

Participants come to understand current environmental concerns and can acquire tangible skills to address these complex challenges.


Work Study Opportunities

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.

Elementary-Aged Students

Kids on Campus at Northwest Florida State College

Students who are registered to participate in the NWFSC Kids on Campus summer program, can interact directly with MKEI. Exploring Florida’s Aquatic Ecosystems is a class for budding environmentalists in third grade through fifth grade that takes students on a journey of Florida’s diverse aquatic ecosystems. Participants experience the connection of water, animals and plants through virtual trips to ecosystems like the springs, coral reefs, and the Everglades, as well as using interactive, hands-on activities and experiments. Each student is recognized as a MKEI young scientist upon class competition.

MKEI Awarded Research Grant

BIG NEWS! We’re thrilled to announce MKEI has earned a Research Grant Award from The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS)!!! Through this grant, we will work to leverage and supplement existing data resources on Floridian carnivorous plant communities through data mining and field-based surveys. Floridian carnivorous plants represent a hotspot of biodiversity, but, community-level data…

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MKEI hosted 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 research focuses on chytridiomycosis in amphibians and…

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