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Hudson Data Jam Competition

Now entering its 9th year, the Hudson Data Jam Competition challenges students to creatively tell the science stories of the Hudson River watershed.


Making data "sing" through creative expression.

Hudson Data Jam 2022

We are offering...

  1. Traditional Data Jam for middle and high school students.
  2. A Junior Data Jam that allows elementary school students to compete.
  3. Webinars for participants and educators.
  4. A Facebook group for all participants - students and instructors alike - to connect and share strategies for remote Data Jamming.

Why a Data Jam?

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.

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!

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top projects at the elementary, middle,  and high school levels during our Awards Ceremony & Celebration on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Have fun Data Jamming, and if you have questions along the way you can always connect with us at caryeducation@caryinstitute.org or on our Hudson Data Jam Facebook page.

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