Use Tuva’s tools to analyze, visualize, and interpret real data on many of the pressing social-ecological issues in the Hudson Valley of New York. Cary Institute educators and local teachers gathered data from Cary Institute and other scientists and created the user-friendly datasets presented here. Jump in to discover what questions you can answer about trends and relationships in the world around us!

Datasets are searchable by topic and level of complexity, from Level 1 (simple) to Level 3 (complex). Topics include:

Invasive species, Wildlife, Water chemistry, Environmental contaminants, Weather, Health & the environment, Processes & cycles, Climate change, and Human-modified ecosystems.

Click on DATASETS above to see the full list of available datasets, and let your curiosity be your guide!

Datasets in other formats (Excel, Google Sheets) and more teaching and learning resources are available here.

If you want to take your data analysis to the next level, think about participating in the Hudson Data Jam held every spring. Click on DATA JAM tab to learn more and to get involved!

For more background and opportunities, click on RESOURCES.

Why Data Literacy?

Data literacy is essential in our global knowledge-based economy. Social-ecological data literacy empowers people to understand how to use data to help answer pressing questions and support claims about the real world around us. It also enables people to be intelligent, critical ‘consumers’ of the evidence or data behind claims they encounter in their everyday lives.

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