Every year, the students participate in a longitudinal study of the Hudson River as part of the Day in the Life of the Hudson River, a program run by the New York State Department of Conservation. It includes over 2000 students and community environmental partners collecting data up and down the Hudson River and harbor. Following the October event, the students reviewed and analyzed their data about the Hudson River Valley and analyzed decades of research collected by Cary Institute ecologists.
The Cary Institute was founded in 1983 with a mission to protect and understand ecosystems in the Northeast, including the Hudson River, New York’s Catskill and Adirondack forests, and the watershed of Baltimore, Maryland.
Students synthesize the data and communicate their findings using graphics, songs, videos, and more. All of our school’s Upper Elementary students participated in this year's Hudson River Data Jam. The data jam featured 120 teams from 20 schools around the tristate area.
Student topics included bird migration patterns, the change in sea level at Battery Park, and their year long study of local eel populations.
Congratulations to all of our students on the inspiring projects they submitted this year.
Junior data Jam Grand Prize Winner
Hudson River Song (Creative Song and Poster) - Shakti, Shlok, Aditya, Neil, Vidit
Level 1 Junior Data Jam first place
Bird Migration (Scratch Game) - Ziva, Mira
Level 2 Junior Data Jam first place
Historic Pollution and Impact (3-D Model) - Kaelyn and Seher
Level 2 Junior Data Jam runner up
Eelopoly - (Board Game) Afsheen, Khushi, Christos, Mia L
Level 3 Junior Data Jam first place
Good Ozone, Bad Ozone (Board Game) - Rea, Trisha, Sophia
Level 3 Junior Data Ham runner up
Air Pollution, Why is it difficult to breathe? Have we worn too many sweaters? (Scratch animation)- Avi
Level 3 Middle School Runners Up
Time to Act - Gabrielle, Zach, Eleanor