Initial Publication Date: April 12, 2021

Project EDDIE Webinar: Using Real Data to Teach Climate Change in the Era of Fake News

Thursday, May 20, 2021

10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET

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Paul Meister, Illinois State University

Webinar Description:

Teaching undergraduate non-science majors to think critically about the world around them can be a daunting task. Throw in social media and "fake news" and the task becomes even more challenging. Emphasizing real data and how to interpret it has never been more important in higher education. Project EDDIE's climate change module compares rates of warming in modern and pre-historic times using global temperature and ice-core datasets. We found that students were able to work with the data to reach their own conclusions about current climate change.

This webinar explores the use of Project EDDIE's climate change module as a multi-week laboratory exercise in a large (640 student) undergraduate geology course.

Webinar Goals:

By the end of the webinar, attendees will:

  1. Have an introduction to the strategies for using data to get students to think critically in order to combat 'fake news'
  2. Learn about the implementation of the Project EDDIE Climate Change module in a large undergraduate course

Recording, Slides, and Resources

Click to view or download the webinar recording (MP4 Video 90.6MB May20 21).


Duration: 1 hour
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The webinar will be recorded.
Accessing the Webinar: Instructions for joining the webinar has been emailed to registered participants. Contact Monica Bruckner ( if you had registered and need the link. Learn more about accessing the webinar.
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