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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 the Project EDDIE Remote Sensing of Plants and Topography in R Module in GEO 424: Advanced Remote Sensing
Kyla Dahlin, Michigan State University
This module uses big data methods to consider environmental patterns from local to continental scales.

Using the Project EDDIE Sustainability Metrics Module in Natural Resources Consumption & Sustainability
Natalie Hunt, University of Minnesota-Morris
Given the inherent complexity of sustainability, it is often difficult to determine or compare how sustainable a process, a country, or a product can be. As a result, sustainability claims are often challenging to convey. This module gives students an opportunity to use an analytical framework with publicly available data to formulate questions, analyze data, and report metrics of sustainability.

Using the Project EDDIE Spectral Seismology Module in Geology 1: Earth's Interior
Sarah Cadieux, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sarah Cadieux, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute About this Course Geology 1: Earth's Interior Lecture and lab are two separate courses - students do not need to take both, but 99% do Introductory ...

Using Project EDDIE modules in Introduction to Environmental Science
Kristy Hopfensperger, Northern Kentucky University
Kristy Hopfensperger, Northern Kentucky University About this Course Introduction to Environmental Science Lecture Course Introductory Undergraduate Majors and Non-Majors Show Course Description Hide A ...

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 ...

Using Project EDDIE modules in Biology I
Anna Grinath, Idaho State University
Anna Grinath, Idaho State University About this Course Biology I Lecture Course Introductory Undergraduate Majors and Non-Majors 75 students in the course     Show Course Description Hide From the course ...

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 Project EDDIE Climate Change Module in Geology 1: Earth's Interior
Sarah Cadieux, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sarah Cadieux, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute About this Course Geology 1: Earth's Interior Lecture and Lab Introductory Undergraduate Majors and Non-Majors 120 students in the lecture course 24 students in ...

Using Project EDDIE modules in Oceanography
Laura Reynolds, Worcester State University
Laura Reynolds, Worcester State University About this Course Oceanography Lecture Course Upper Level Undergraduate Majors   20 students in the course Show Course Description Hide The principles of physical, ...

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.

Using Project EDDIE modules in BIOL 533 – GIS Applications in Landscape Ecology
Liz Ferguson, Ocean Science Analytics/CSUSM
Elizabeth Ferguson, California State University, San Marcos About this Course BIOL 533 – GIS Applications in Landscape Ecology Lecture and Lab Graduate Majors 27 students in the course Show Course Description ...

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 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.

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.