Madison Rodman

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Professional Title
Resilience Extension Educator

What I do for Sea Grant

As an extension educator my work focuses on strengthening Lake Superior’s coastal communities, economies, and their environments to better prepare for and respond to extreme weather events and changes in climate trends.

Value of what I do for Minnesotans

I help Minnesotans to become more weather and climate resilient by building awareness around changing conditions in and around Lake Superior and Minnesota’s inland waters and by providing resources on how to plan for and adapt to future conditions.


M.S. - Botany and Plant Pathology (concentration in ecology)
Oregon State University
B.S. - Plant Biology
University of Minnesota

Outreach Projects

Coastal HAzards of Superior (CHAOS) is a platform for engaging local community leaders, managers, researchers, and communicators with a shared concern about coastal hazards and their impacts. 

Community conversations about climate change.

The Great Lakes One Water project brings together a diverse community leadership team focused on equitable access to information and participation in planning and strategies.

The goal of the Minnesota Sea Grant project One Block at a Time is to increase community resilience to climate hazards, particularly the impacts of flooding, in vulnerable frontline communities across the Great Lakes region.

Minnesota Sea Grant, together with the University of Minnesota Duluth Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) and Birchline Planning LLC, teamed up to work with local governments to identify areas where code and ordinance updates might provide communities greater freedom to choose GSI and other nature-based solutions for managing stormwater.

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Featured Stories

Our December 2022 extension column is by MNSG Resilience Extension Educator Madison Rodman and highlights Minnesota Sea Grant’s work on the One Block at a Time project.