Desert Data Jam Competition
Jornada scientists at the USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range have collected thousands of data sets related to the management of land resources in the southwestern U.S for the last hundred years. The Desert Data Jam Competition allows high school students to use their creativity to summarize one or more of these data sets and create products that can be used to present data to nonscientist audiences.
GK-12 team, teacher Beth Rewalt and fellow Bethany Cook, aided students in their research projects for the competition. They had 24 groups and individual presenters at the May 2012 Desert Data Jam.