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Hudson Montessori School Students Earn First Place at Cary Institute's 2023 Hudson River Junior Data

Each year, our students participate in an in-depth study of the Hudson River through partnerships with several local organizations to preserve and protect our precious local ecosystem. Our Upper Elementary and Middle Schoolers joined 260 students from 16 schools to participate in the annual Hudson River Data Jam.

The Hudson River Data Jam is an educational competition that combines science, art, and technology to promote stewardship of the Hudson River. The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies organizes the program.

All of the event’s participants entered 118 projects. Each student analyzed a data set, prepared a project, and creatively shared their findings with the judges and their peers. Congratulations to each of our students who submitted a project this year. All projects will be displayed at this year's Social Studies Fair on May 6, 2023.

Grand Prize Winners Elementary

  • Caeden, Elijah, Joel, and Neil won the Grand Prize for their project "Are You Sorry Now?" discussing rising sea levels.

Runners Up - Elementary

  • Aditya and Vihaan were runners with their project about PCBs in Hudson River fish.

  • Sophie and Sophia C. presented their project titled "Spot the Stripe on Invasive Zebra Mussels."

Runners Up - Middle School

  • Avi and Atharva also were runners-up with their project titled "Should There Be More Bugs? Should They be in Invasive or Native Habitats?" focusing on macroinvertebrates in native and invasive plant beds.

Honorable Mention Elementary

  • Afsheen and Mia L. received an honorable mention for their project on Wildlife distribution.

  • Kalyani also received an honorable mention for her project on Hudson Valley pollen dating back to the Ice Age.

Honorable Mention - Middle School

  • Kaelyn and Jaanvi received an honorable mention for their project “Zebra Mussels: The Musical”

Data literacy is a crucial skill for students in today's data-driven world. With the vast amount of data available at our fingertips, it is essential for students to be able to understand, analyze, and interpret data effectively. Developing data literacy skills can help students make informed decisions, identify trends and patterns, and communicate insights effectively.

Please contact us to learn more about Hudson Montessori School's interdisciplinary, theme-based learning approach to education, the Montessori philosophy and methodology, or how the school fosters the love of learning for children aged 2 to eighth grade.

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