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Creatively Engaging Students in Local Climate Science: Hudson Data Jam


Speaker: Ashley Alred, Education Program Leader, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Discover how educators can engage middle and high school students with local datasets to explore climate change in the Hudson Valley region. Datasets cover a range of topics including bird migration, sea-level rise, and impacts of large storms on Hudson Valley ecosystems.
Participants will also learn about the annual Hudson Data Jam competition – an opportunity for students in grades 6-12, plus families, to explore ecological datasets and creatively communicate the stories they tell. Write a song, record a video, create a book, paint a mural – your imagination is the limit! In addition to climate science, other datasets in Cary’s student-friendly archive look at water quality in the Hudson watershed, the ecology of Lyme disease, air pollution, and fish surveys.  
This will be an interactive presentation geared toward educators of middle and high school students from any type of learning environment (public, private, homeschool, or others).
The virtual event is free and will take place via Zoom. Register via Eventbrite to receive Zoom login details. 

This event is part of 'Hudson Valley Climate Solutions Week' – a collaboration among local organizations working to focus attention on the climate emergency and develop innovative ways to address it. Explore the full offering of related events here.