Now in its sixth year, the Hudson Data Jam Competition challenges students to creatively tell the science stories of the Hudson River watershed.
The Hudson River Valley has been intensely studied by scientists for decades. Yet despite the tremendous discoveries made about the Hudson, many of the river's science stories are not well known by the people who call the Hudson Valley home.
We believe that the skills of understanding, interpreting, and presenting data are essential in a world where our ability to collect data outpaces our ability to make it understandable for a public audience.
That's why we began the Hudson Data Jam Competition in 2014. We’re looking for new, creative ways to share the science of the Hudson River and its watershed.
This year, Data Jammers will immerse themselves in authentic, local datasets collected by professional scientists, including Cary Institute ecologists. Whether students create a graphic, song, video, sculpture, computer game, puppet show, or children's book, their imagination is the limit!
And if you need more motivation, cash prizes will be awarded to the top projects at both the middle and high school levels.
Feb 1 – Early registration deadline to receive in-class support.
April 24 – Competition registrations and parent/guardian consent forms due.
May 8 – Project submissions due online by 11:59pm EST.
May 31, 4:30-5:00 PM – Projects, including posters, to be dropped off at Cary Institute.
May 31, 5:00-7:00 – Data Jam Expo and Awards Ceremony at Cary Institute. All prizes awarded during the event.