Maggie Karschnia

Maggie Karschnia
Professional Title
Minnesota Sea Grant & Water Resources Center Stormwater Extension Educator

What I do for Sea Grant

I serve the University of Minnesota Sea Grant program and Water Resources Center by delivering community programs and services about complex water-management and water-quality issues, specifically related to urban stormwater, community resiliency, and watershed education.

As an extension educator, I will be focused on leading and contributing to research that supports extension programs, education, and outreach related to urban stormwater and community resiliency, including identifying the needs and developing, teaching, and evaluating research-based curriculum. Programs in my portfolio include:

  • The Minnesota Stormwater Research Program
  • The Watershed Game
  • Non-point Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)

This position is a collaborative (50/50) appointment between Minnesota Sea Grant and the Water Resources Center.


M.A. - Natural Resources & Environmental Education
Hamline University
B.S. - Conservation
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Outreach Projects

RSPT's mission is to protect and enhance the region's shared water resources through stormwater pollution prevention by providing coordinated educational programs and technical assistance.

The Watershed Game is an interactive, educational tool for local community leaders and educators that helps individuals understand the connection betwee

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