Environmental Data Literacy: An Alternative to “Alternative Facts”

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

data jam workshop

Join the Cary Institute and local teachers Jonathan Howe, Laurie Malin, and Miriam Straus while we explore environmental data from the Hudson River and the Wappinger Creek.

Topics covered will include stream and river monitoring; Hudson River conditions, invertebrates and invasive plants. By attending this workshop, you will deepen your understanding of science, data, and the environment. We will practice graphing and manipulating data in Google Sheets and help attendees uncover the stories in the numbers. We will also troubleshoot ways in which data can be misrepresented and misconceived. The three presenting teachers will share their classroom experience and provide tips for developing your students’ critical thinking skill set. This science-focused workshop is open to all educators interested in strengthening your environmental knowledge and data skills, as well as those of your students.

All participants will leave the workshop with enhanced data literacy skills, connections to the NYSSLS, and access to local datasets and lessons you can use in your classes. Attendees will also learn about the opportunity to participate in the Hudson Data Jam STEAM competition.

Space is limited to 20 teachers.

Questions: Contact Rhea Esposito at espositor@caryinstitute.org.

Cost: The workshop is free and open to all middle and high school teachers. 

Notes: Lunch will be provided. Please bring a laptop.


Cary Institute Main Campus
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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