Introduction

We hope that these data and tools will help you analyze, visualize, and interpret real data on a host of pressing social-ecological issues in the Hudson Valley of New York. Data from Cary Institute ecologists and other scientists were curated by Cary Institute Education staff and local teachers. We partnered with Tuva to make their data visualization tools available to help you answer questions with your dataset 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 and the environment, Processes & cycles, Climate change, and Human-modified ecosystems.

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

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.


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 the DATA JAM tab to learn more and to get involved!


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