“Baltimore is the focus of exciting and groundbreaking research on cities. For the past 16 years, scientists with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) have been studying the city and its surroundings as a socio-ecological system, or ecosystem. This pioneering research encompasses nearly every aspect of the city – its people, its soils, plants, animals and microbes, its history, institutions, economy and neighborhoods and its waters, airs and even the ground beneath our feet. The Baltimore Data Jam Competition has been designed to let teachers and their students use creativity and skills to find interesting ways to present some of these data and other results in a friendly, educational and competitive atmosphere” (beslter.org)
Teachers can register their students for the competition, and students can register themselves as well. The information for both ways to register can be found here. Visit www.beslter.org to see full information on the event!