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Making Waves Ep. 35

Friday, November 16, 2018

Making Waves Ep. 35: Fresh Ideas for Teaching Freshwater Science Part 3.

This month, we're releasing a four-part series on tips and tricks for teaching in the freshwater sciences from educators at different institutions. This third episode in the series features Dr. Cayelan Carey, an assistant professor at Virginia Tech, and Dr. Kait Farrell, a post-doc at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Carey’s research focuses on freshwater community and ecosystem ecology, and Dr. Farrell’s research focuses on linking freshwater ecosystem structure and function. On the podcast they discuss Project EDDIE and Macrosystems EDDIE, two suites of teaching modules they developed that use long-term and high-frequency datasets to teach students modeling and coding skills through the lens of limnology.

Project EDDIE:

Macrosystems EDDIE:

Publication: Farrell, K.J., and C.C. Carey. Power, pitfalls, and potential for integrating computational literacy into undergraduate ecology courses. Ecology and Evolution 8:7744-7751. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4363

Running Time: 24 minutes
Host: Erin Larson
Published: 16 November 2018

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Read a full transcript of the podcast here.

The views expressed in the podcast are those of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect the consensus opinion of the general SFS membership.