Whether your students focus on historical trends, scientific poetry, or creative mathematical visualizations, we want to support you and your students throughout this competition!
Familiarize yourself with the resources provided here.
Attend a workshop (optional!)
Register your students for the competition.
Don’t worry if you don’t know how many teams of students you’ll have or what they’ll be studying yet. Registering tells us that you’re planning to get involved and gives us a chance to help your teams out. This also helps us plan the Awards Expo and the contest judging.
Registrations are due online by April 29.
Submit parental consent forms.
Please print out the consent forms and distribute them to each participating student. Return the signed parental/guardian consent forms to the Cary Institute no later than April 29.
All completed forms can either be scanned or photographed and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Data Jam Program
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies P.O. Box AB Millbrook, NY 12545
Support your students in their projects.
We encourage you to register early and schedule a classroom visit with Cary educators, and to email us if you have any questions about the data or your projects.
Encourage your students to attend the Expo!
Travel scholarships are available for students who live more than 40 miles away and demonstrate financial need. Send us an e-mail at email@example.com for more information or questions about travel scholarships.
These worksheets and lessons may help students work through understanding Data Jam, choosing an appropriate dataset level, getting to know their datasets, and graphing their data.
Don't hesitate to reach out (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions that you or your students have about the competition or the individual datasets. Since most of the data were collected by Cary scientists, we can forward your questions to the appropriate person to get your students the most helpful answers about the science!
Register for Data Jam
Feb 1 – Early registration deadline to receive in-class support.
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.