K-12 Education

Luquillo LTER/CZO Schoolyard Data Jam

The Luquillo LTER/CZO Data Jam invites high and middle school students to find interesting ways to present scientific data to non-scientist audiences.

Students use ecological data collected at the El Yunque National Forest by the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, Luquillo LTER and USGS Water to create a project that presents the data in a non-traditional way.  An important component of the activity is encouraging students to get creative.  Project examples include children’s books, raps, videos, models, presentations, and infographics. Students will present their project at the Luquillo LTER Schoolyard Symposium hosted by the University of Puerto Rico in May, 2018.

Luquillo LTER/CZO Schoolyard Data Jam


Teacher and Student Information:

1- Schoolyard Data Jam dataset 

2- Registration

3- Teacher and Student guide lines

4- access other CZO data

5- Create a Poster

6- Poster Templates

7- Logos for use on Posters

Important Dates:

• Monday, December 10th, 2018 - Data Jam Registration due (students’ names submitted by teacher)

• April, 2019 Scientific Poster Preparation Workshop

• May, 2019 - Annual Symposium, Luquillo LTER Schoolyard, at UPRRP

Video 'Nueastras experiencias Data Jam'

2018 Data Jam photos and downloadable student posters.

2017 Data Jam photos and downloadable student posters.

2016 Data Jam photos and downloadable student posters. 



Data Jam Teachers Workshop

On Saturday, January 13, 2018 we successfully held our third Teacher Data Jam Workshop of the Luquillo LTER Schoolyard Program. On this occasion, accompanied by a group of seventeen dedicated and adventurous educators; and an excellent staff from the Forward Learning Company, whom we thank for their hard work that lead to the workshop success. It is essential to thank the scientists and experts of Luquillo CZO, USGS, Concord Consortium and Luquillo LTER, who facilitated the process and provided us with workshop data. Special thanks to Dr. Steven McGee for taking the lead of introducing the Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP) in Spanish!

Associated Files

Creating a Poster in Power Point
(1 MB pdf)
Creating a Poster in Power Point

(814 KB pptx)
Organization Logos (CZO, LTER, IITF, USGS and others) for Data Jam posters

Accessing other CZO Data
(342 KB pdf)
Accessing other CZO Data


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