Minnesota Sea Grant Advisory Board Meeting Nov. 16, 2023


We created this webpage in the fall of 2023 toward ensuring our meeting agendas and supporting materials are readily available and accessible. For details about our Advisory Board including purpose, membership, current members, appointment, responsibilities, and meeting agendas we encourage you to visit our dedicated Advisory Board webpage.

Our staff directory includes all staff, interns, fellows, post-docs, and graduate research assistants.

Zoom meeting link


9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.Introduction by Minnesota Sea Grant Director John Downing
9:15 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.MNSG extension team introductions and current projects
overview by MNSG Extension Leader Amy Schrank
9:20 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.Lightning talks by MNSG extension staff 
Presentation for Bilotta, Prihoda, Rodman, Karschnia, Smith, and Schrank.  Presentation for Schreiner.
9:20 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. 
     9:25 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Q&A
John Bilotta
Minnesota urban stormwater research needs revision effort
9:30 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. 
     9:35 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. Q&A
Kelsey Prihoda
9:40 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. 
     9:45 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Q&A
Don Schreiner
9:50 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. 
     9:55 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Q&A
Madison Rodman
One Block at a Time (video)
10:00 a.m. to 10:05 a.m. 
     10:05 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. Q&A
Maggie Karschnia
MNSG Watershed Game
Educator Workshop on the Water (video)
10:10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. 
      10:15 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Q&A
Kieran Smith
Spark-Y Kids Filleting Fish (video)
Spark-Y Kids Cooking Fish Tacos (video)
10:20 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. 
      10:25 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Q&A
Amy Schrank
10:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Break: Extension Highlights Reel
10:40 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. MNSG Extension Educator hiring vision and current
progress MNSG Extension Leader Amy Schrank
10:50 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. Review of candidates for MNSG’s Water Resources Extension
Educator position MNSG Kelsey Prihoda
MN Sea Grant Water Resources job posting
11:05 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Q&A about Water Resources Extension Educator position
11:20 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.  Extension presentations wrap-up and thank you 
MNSG Extension Leader Amy Schrank 
11:25 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m.  Thank you and program Q&As MNSG Director John Downing

Minnesota Sea Grant Program Overview 

Presentation Materials

  • MNSG staff presentations will be posted to this webpage after the conclusion of the November 16, 2023, Advisory Board meeting. 

Please contact MNSG Director John A. Downing for more information about our Advisory Board.