There are many ways you can get involved in volunteering at MTRI. Students, staff, and researchers all need help with projects like Blanding's turtle nest protection and old-growth forest monitoring, to name a few. Contact one of our project staff, or email us to find out more.

 

Current Opportunities:

 

We are currently looking for new members for our facilities committee.


 

Committees

MTRI has several committees that direct and inspire its activities. Committees are made up of staff and volunteers, and anyone can join. Please contact us for more information on how to join!

 

Education and Communication

Our education and outreach committee helps us reach out to our local communities, schools, and the general public to share our research and institutional knowledge. It is dedicated to improving our communities understanding of biodiversity in Kespukwitk. We specifically focus on organizing our seminar series and March Break activities.

Chair(s):

Andrea Wegerer

Members:

Christie Verstraten, Scott Jeremy, Phillip Prendergast, Jane Barker (MTRI), Chad Simmons (MTRI)

Research and Monitoring

This committee oversees research and monitoring projects and working groups focusing on species at risk, aquatic health, landscape connectivity, and riparian buffers.

 

Facilities

This committee oversees the maintenance and renovations for the field station to facilitate research that supports the mandate of MTRI.

 

Finance

This committee oversees the finances of MTRI and works to gain funding for the research work, field station and other aspects of running MTRI.

 

Fundraising

This comittee oversees the fundraising efforts of MTRI, by developing fundraising goals, initiatives and implementing events.

 

Planning

This committee is composed of the chairs of all committees listed above, including the chair of board of directors and the executive director. The planning committee guides fundraising programs, and establishes the big picture of the strategy, direction and management of the organization.