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Using the Project EDDIE Ocean Biogeochemistry and Paleoclimate Module in The Earth's Climate System
Allison Jacobel, Middlebury College
The Ocean Biogeochemistry and Paleoclimate module guided students in an introductory climate science course through activities that enabled them to answer the question "How does ocean primary productivity influence global climate." Along the way they gained skills in plotting and interpreting time series, and examining the correlation of datasets using linear regressions.

EDDIE Modules: Earth and Ecosystems:Paleoclimate and Ocean Biogeochemistry

Using the Project EDDIE Major Ions in Freshwater Systems module in Environmental Processes, Challenges, and Methods
Megan Kelly, Loyola University Chicago
This module introduces students to a common and important source of freshwater pollution that invites debate about how to address the problem. By examining publicly available data, students can discover what types of environments are likely to suffer from road salt pollution, compare environmental concentrations of chloride to concentrations of legal and biological concern, and either defend the use of sodium chloride for road deicing or propose another solution, based on their understanding of the data.

EDDIE Modules: Earth and Ecosystems:Major Ions in Freshwater Systems

Using Project EDDIE modules in Global Challenges, Scientific Solutions: Climate Change
Pamela Freeman, The College of Saint Scholastica
We found this case study to have an outsized impact on our students. The students reported feeling more confident with data, spreadsheets, and analysis, and were surprised with what they could do. They were also surprised by the biological findings, some events were happening earlier and some were not affected by slightly warmer temperatures.

EDDIE Modules: Earth and Ecosystems:Phenology Trends and Climate Change in Minnesota

Using the Project EDDIE Prairie Eco Services in Environmental Systems
This module allows students to explore quantitative reasoning/data analysis in a real-world context, by interpreting and modeling the data from the 2017 Hurricane Harvey flooding. Students also get to apply complex problem solving skills using design thinking, and environmental justice principles.

EDDIE Modules: Earth and Ecosystems:Prairie Eco Services

Using Project EDDIE modules in Introduction to Biodiversity
Mary Mulcahy, University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
This module is intended to encourage beginning college students to take a second look at plants. This module will introduce students to the remarkable natural vegetation and ecological habitats in the United States through exploration of canopy height and abiotic factors found at the core terrestrial field sites of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) project.

EDDIE Modules: Earth and Ecosystems:Biomes, Vegetation Structure, and Canopy Height

Using Project EDDIE modules in ENV 310 Advanced GIS
Kristen Brubaker, Hobart William Smith Colleges
Kristen Brubaker, Hobart and William Smith Colleges About this Course ENV 310 Advanced GIS Lecture and Lab Upper Level Undergraduate Majors 14 students in the course     Show Course Description Hide In ...

Using the Assessing the Risk of Invasive Species Using Community Science Data module in Introduction to GIS
Matthew Heard, Belmont University
This module helps student gain experience using community science data and GIS to examine the spread and distribution of invasive species. These are all important topics in the world of conservation biology and environmental science.

EDDIE Modules: Earth and Ecosystems:Assessing the Risk of Invasive Species Using Community Science Data

Using the Project EDDIE Green Infrastructure/Green Roofs module in Envsci101
Elizabeth Farrell, Nassau Community College
Excess runoff often times carries with it pollutants and contaminants, and has proven to damage water quality. In this module students will explore green roofs as a potential solution to the environmental impacts of increased precipitation brought on by climate change. The module is designed to help students learn how to work with data tin order to help develop and improve their analytical and critical thinking skills.

EDDIE Modules: Earth and Ecosystems:Green Infrastructure/Green Roofs

Using Wind and Ocean Ecosystems in Environmental Statistics
Alanna Lecher, Lynn University
This module eposes students to a variety of data, plots, and visualizations that they are not often exposed to and therein encourages them to develop their higher order thinking skills in the context of oceanography. Students also get excited about the prospect of manipulating satellite data.

Using Project EDDIE modules in From Stones to Bones
David Cordie, Edgewood College
A lot of undergraduate paleontology classes get bogged down with teaching the anatomy of dozens of organisms found in the fossil record. Just focusing on these aspects of paleontology make for a repetitive course that ends up just being about memorization. Instead, this activity focuses on what scientists actually do with the fossils they collected and the state our knowledge base. For example, after the activity, the students were surprised how some museums had very few corals and sponges compared to turtles.

EDDIE Modules: Earth and Ecosystems:Museum Collections:Museum Collections: Junk Drawers or Mirrors of Fossil Diversity?

Using the Project EDDIE Climate Change Module in 'Introduction to Environmental Studies'
Melissa Hage, Emory University
Melissa Hage, Emory University About this Course Introduction to Environmental Studies Lecture and Lab Introductory Undergraduate Majors and Non-Majors 22 students in the course Show Course Goals Hide The two ...

EDDIE Modules: Environmental Data:Climate Change

Using Project EDDIE modules in BIOL 212: Fundamentals of Biology II, The Diversity of Life
Courtney Campany, Shepherd University
Courtney Campany, Shepherd University About this Course BIOL 212: Fundamentals of Biology II, The Diversity of Life Lecture and Lab Introductory Undergraduate Majors 45 students in the course Show Course ...

EDDIE Modules: Earth and Ecosystems:Climate Drivers of Phenology

Using Project EDDIE modules in MSC 160 Oceanography
Jacqui Degan, Cape Fear Community College
All students have at some point experienced a storm. The Bomb Cyclone module is a great series of activities to use during the Atmospheric Circulation section of an Introductory Oceanography course. It introduces students to working with large datasets and basic graphing skills in Excel, and exposes students to how messy real data can be.

Using Project EDDIE modules in Limnology
Ana Morales, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
This module ran smoothly and tied into the curriculum well! Students commented that they enjoyed the module and had fun. The annotation of the R code was excellent, clear, and easy to use. Using this module to explore biodiversity indices after teaching phytoplankton or zooplankton community ecology is a nice follow-up.

EDDIE Modules: Earth and Ecosystems:Exploring Diatom Biodiversity in the Everglades and Three Tropical Karstic Wetlands

Using the Project EDDIE Water Quality Module in Introduction to Environmental Studies
Melissa Hage, Emory University
Melissa Hage, Emory University About this Course Introduction to Environmental Studies Lecture and Lab Introductory Undergraduate Majors and Non-Majors 22 students in the course     Show Course Goals ...

EDDIE Modules: Environmental Data:Water Quality