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 email@example.com.
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.
Using data from the Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observation System (HRECOS), you can track the storm and its effect on the river.
The Cary Institute's Environmental Monitoring Program provides information about current conditions and long-term trends.
Researchers at the Cary Institute set up sample plots on the Cary Institute grounds in Millbrook, NY. Researchers searched the following substrates within the plots: live trees, dead trees, leaf litter, and rocks.
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.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has a network of real-time monitoring stations located along many waterways in New York State.
These data show the annual average water temperature for the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, NY from 1946-2012.
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 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collects temperature and precipitation data from around the world and displays it on their Climate at a Glance website.
Hurricanes are a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm. These catastrophic storms can produce significant thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, floods, and wind gusts exceeding 155 miles per hour.
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.
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.
This dataset will allow you to explore connections between tick populations, their mouse hosts, and the acorns that feed the mice.
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.