2017 Hudson Data Jam Competition

Making data "sing" through creative expression

Now in its fourth year, the Hudson Data Jam Competition challenges students to creatively tell stories for a general audience using data from the Hudson River watershed.

Next deadline: Register by January 27, 2016 to be eligible for an in-class DJ student workshop with a Cary Educator.

Data Jam Datasets

Data Jam Datasets

All of the datasets on this page have been collected by professional scientists or research agencies who have kindly agreed to share their data with the Hudson Data Jam. Each dataset page contains a downloadable Excel file with the data and a brief metadata section describing the research.

New for Data Jam 2017:

Classrooms that participate in The Day in the Life of the Hudson River can now use their own Snapshot Day data as a Level 2 project! (see below)

In Development for Data Jam 2017:

Some pages have significantly more “metadata”, or information about the data, such as where and when the experiment was performed. This year we are developing extensive supplemental resource and metadata pages for a few featured datasets. These topics may be the best place to start with students who are new to data analysis. Look for more supplemental pages in the future, but for this year our featured topics will include:

Level 1: Fecal Bacteria & Oxygen Levels in Manhattan, Historical Bird Migration Data*, Oxygen Levels & Invasive Aquatic Plants*, Zebra Mussel Populations*

Level 2: Day in the Life of the Hudson*, Glass Eels in Hudson River Tributaries*, Deer Population Surveys on Cary Grounds, Fish Populations, Historic Pollution and Human Impacts*, Salt Pollution in a Hudson River Tributary, Zebra Mussels and Other Organisms*

Level 3: Black-Legged Ticks on Cary Institute Grounds, American Eel Populations in Hudson River Tributaries*

Level 4: Hudson River Environmental Observations (HRECOS)

("*" means this resource is complete and has been posted on the Data Jam site)

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