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 shows the stream depth, conductivity, discharge, and temperature of the Wappinger Creek. Looking at abiotic factors such as stream temperature, stream depth and conductivity can indicate the health of the stream as well as the surrounding land.
Using data from the Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observation System (HRECOS), you can track the storm and its effect on the river.
Hurricane Irene caused extensive flood and wind damage as it traveled across the Caribbean and up the East coast of the United States. Using data from the Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observation System (HRECOS) you can track the storm and its effect on the river.
Using data from the Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observation System (HRECOS) you can look at the impact of drought in the Hudson River by comparing two years with different PDSI scores.
The glass eel is the juvenile life stage of the American eel. This is a simplified dataset created from the full data collected by the Eel Project.
Groups from Manhattan to Troy collect a variety of river data including salinity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and fish abundance.
When scientists do a 'budget' of a water source, it helps to think of a bank account. You want to know how much goes in, and how much goes out, of your bank account.
Organic matter that is washed onto the shore, or "wrack," is an important part of shoreline ecosystems because it provides habitats for macroinvertebrates and nutrients for both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
The DEC collected a variety of fish in the spring, summer, and early fall when eggs, larvae, and juveniles are more plentiful. This dataset shows their results for tomcod, striped bass, rainbow smelt, and American shad.
Litter was collected from two marsh plants: Phragmites australis (common reed) and Typha angustifolia (cattail). Microbial productivity was measured for both bacteria and fungi.
These data show the populations of Atlantic silversides, blue crabs, ctenophora (comb jellies), striped bass, banded killifish, pumpkinseed fish, spottail shiners, and sunfish compared to dissolved oxygen (DO) in the Hudson River.
These data show the fecal indicator bacteria (Enterococci) and rainfall amounts at five sites along the Hudson River.
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.
Wastewater enters the Hudson River from point sources including municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, combined sewer overflows, urban storm water, and tributaries of the Hudson River such as Fishkill Creek.
Dissolved oxygen (D.O.) is an important measure of water quality and can be used to predict information about the local community of organisms.
Register for Data Jam
April 16 – Competition registrations and parent/guardian consent forms due.
April 30– Project submissions due online by 11:59pm EST.
May 21 – Virtual Data Jam Expo and Awards Ceremony. All prizes awarded during the event.