Northeast US Ecosystems Data Jam

Making data sing so everyone can dance and tell the stories.

We believe that the skills of understanding, interpreting, and presenting data are essential in a world where our ability to collect data outpaces our ability to make it understandable for a public audience. That's why we're offering the Northeast US Ecosystems Data Jam Competition. We’re looking for new, creative ways to share the science of the region.

Data Jammers immerse themselves in authentic, locally relevant data sets that have been collected in and around the region by professional scientists. It's like a science fair project, only we provide the data. And to communicate their interpretations, they create a graphic, song, video, sculpture, computer game, puppet show, children's book, or whatever! Their imagination is the limit!

Check out the links on the left to learn how to participate in the 2019 Northeast US Ecosystems Data Jam competition brought to you by the Northeast US Shelf (NES) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Schoolyard.

This video was prepared for the Hudson Valley Data Jam competition and will explain how to approach the competition creatively.

Time to Jam Dates 2019-20

Oct 15-- Early Bird Registration (for free class outreach visit)

Dec 15-- Final Registrations due

Mar 15-- Final Project Submission deadline (may submit anytime before)

Apr 15-- Planned Notification of Winners