All datasets have been collected by professional scientists or research agencies who have kindly shared their data with Hudson Data Jam. Each dataset contains a link to a Google Sheet with the data and a brief introductory section describing the research. If you want to use the data in Microsoft Excel you can download as an Excel sheet from within the Google file.
For a Google Drive folder of sample graphs to guide student exploration, teachers can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuva & the Hudson Valley Data Portal
We’ve created a partnership with TuvaLabs, Inc. to host all of our DJ datasets on their interactive graphing platform. Students can drag and drop the variables right onto the axes and build graphs in seconds without the complexity of manipulating a spreadsheet.
Hudson Valley Data Portal
Dataset levels are derived by looking at the number of factors in the dataset and by the sheer amount of data collected. Most middle schoolers will be successful with a Level 1 or 2 dataset, and the appropriate level for your high schoolers depends on their data experience and determination. Drop us a line if you need help selecting an appropriate dataset for your student.
Level 1= Easy
Level 2= Moderate
Includes an additional PDF with background information and extra resources. These topics are a good starting place for students who are new to data analysis.
This dataset will allow you to explore connections between tick populations, their mouse hosts, and the acorns that feed the mice.
Groups from Manhattan to Troy collect a variety of river data including salinity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and fish abundance.
The Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System (HRECOS) is a network of real-time monitoring stations along the Hudson River. This network includes several stations from the New York/New Jersey harbor up to Schodack Island.
Understanding how human activity influences the Hudson is a prime concern for the maintenance of the river, especially as the human population grows.
Mosquitoes play an integral role in the spread of diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, West Nile fever, and encephalitis.
These data show the fecal indicator bacteria (Enterococci) and rainfall amounts at five sites along the Hudson River.
In this dataset, you can explore how trends have changed related to milk production and sales in New York over time, as well as compare the environmental impact of milk production vs. apple production.
If you think of precipitation as the rain above the tree canopy and throughfall as the rain below the canopy, then plotting the two together gives you an idea of how the canopy is altering the chemistry of the rain.
These data show the salinity (salt) levels at seven sites along the Hudson River.
Air quality refers to the health and safety of the atmosphere and is determined based on the amount of pollutants in the air. In this dataset, students can explore how air pollution has changed over time in the USA and in New York.
There are many monitoring sites along the Hudson River. These sites collect data, such as barometric pressure, precipitation, relative humidity, air temperature, surface water temperature, wind direction, and wind speed.
Zebra mussels were first detected in the Hudson in 1991. By 1992 they had spread throughout the freshwater and slightly brackish parts of the estuary and had a biomass greater than the combined biomass of all other consumers.
Register for Data Jam
April 29 – Competition registrations and parent/guardian consent forms due.
May 20– Project submissions due online by 11:59pm EST.
June 12 – Data Jam Expo and Awards Ceremony at Cary Institute. All prizes awarded during the event.