2024 Social Coast Forum: Social Science for Equitable Coastal Resilience (Day 3 of 3)

Join us for one or both of our two sessions where MNSG's Madison Rodman and Maggie Karschnia will be presenting at the 2024 Social Coast Forum: Social Science for Equitable Coastal Resilience.

Session two details:

Engaging with Decision-Makers Session - Improving Water Quality Management and Flood Resilience With the Coast Watershed Game.

The Coast Model of The Watershed Game is an interactive game developed by a team from Minnesota Sea Grant, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management to improve decision-making, is one such tool. It’s a large-format board game intended to engage local leaders on the connection of water quality, land use, and flood risk. Developed through social science research activities with Gulf and national stakeholders, the game is designed to facilitate complex conversations; introduce plans, practices and policies for coastal management; and inspire individuals to take actions and change behavior to support clean water and flood resilience. This presentation will be an interactive session that shares an overview of the tool, a demonstration of game play, and a discussion on future applications and opportunities.


February 14, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Full conference event schedule.


Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, SC


  • Brenna Sweetman, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
  • Maggie Karschnia, University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program and Water Resources Center 
  • Madison Rodman, University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program


Registration is required. Registration includes access to all conference sessions, evening events, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, and lunch on Wednesday. It does NOT include meals not mentioned here or any fees associated with pre-meeting workshops.

Registration Rates:

Early bird registration has closed. On-site registration (if available): $475 per person

Conference hosts:

NOAA Office for Coastal Management 
National Estuarine Research Reserve Association (NERRA)

Session one details:

One Block at a Time: Community-driven planning and equitable adaptation through multibenefit green infrastructure.


General Meeting Questions: Maggie Pletta Margaret.Pletta@noaa.gov
Registration, Payment, and Sponsorship: Cindy Kennie Kennie@nerra.org

Image credit: Cait Dettmann/MNSG