Teaching

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.

Internships

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.

January Fish of the Month: Bluenose Shiner Pteronotropis welaka

January Fish of the Month: Bluenose Shiner Pteronotropis welaka Dr. Geoffrey Smith NWFSC Biology Instructor   The Bluenose Shiner is a small (maximum size of about 2 inches) freshwater species that is endemic to a few of the river drainages in the southeastern US. Endemic species, are organisms that have a very limited natural distribution…

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December Fish(es) of the Month: Gulf Flounder Paralichthys albigutta and Southern Flounder Paralichthys lethostigma

December Fish(es) of the Month: Gulf Flounder Paralichthys albigutta and Southern Flounder Paralichthys lethostigma Dr. Geoffrey Smith NWFSC Biology Instructor December 1st marks the reopening of harvest for these two species in Florida’s waters. The Gulf and Southern Flounder are very similar in appearance and life history characteristics, hence their management as a single species…

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