Luquillo-Sevilleta Virtual Symposium 2023

Last Friday April 14th, we successfully celebrated the 9th Luquillo-Sevilleta Virtual Symposium: “Connecting Across an Ecological Divide: How Students Explore Their Local Ecosystems Through Science and Education”, from the Luquillo-Sevilleta LTER Schoolyard Program. Middle and high school students from Albuquerque and Puerto Rico gathered virtually to share the scientific research done in their respective ecosystems. The achievement of this event was also possible thanks to the collaboration the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) has with the Luquillo Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Schoolyard in Puerto Rico, the Sevilleta LTER, the University of New Mexico, The Learning Partnership, Forward Learning, TERC (Technical Education Research Center), and the Department of Environmental Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.

 We would like to thank all our students and teachers that participated in this year’s event!

El pasado viernes 14 de abril celebramos con éxito el 9º Simposio Virtual Luquillo-Sevilleta: “Conectando a través de una brecha ecológica: cómo los estudiantes exploran sus ecosistemas locales a través de la ciencia y la educación”, del Programa Luquillo-Sevilleta LTER Schoolyard. Estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria de Albuquerque y Puerto Rico se reunieron virtualmente para compartir la investigación científica realizada en sus respectivos ecosistemas. El logro de este evento también fue posible gracias a la colaboración que el Programa de Monitoreo de Ecosistemas Bosque (BEMP) tiene con el Patio Escolar de Investigación Ecológica a Largo Plazo (LTER) de Luquillo en Puerto Rico, el LTER Sevilleta, la Universidad de Nuevo México, The Learning Partnership, Forward Learning, TERC (Centro de Investigación de Educación Técnica) y el Departamento de Ciencias Ambientales de la Universidad de Puerto Rico,  Río Piedras.

¡Nos gustaría agradecer a todos nuestros estudiantes y profesores que participaron en el evento de este año! 

Data Jam Poster Templates

2018 Data Jam Teachers Workshop

On Saturday, December 10th, 2018 we successfully held our third Teacher Data Jam Workshop of the Luquillo LTER Schoolyard Program. On this occasion, accompanied by a group of 24 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!

LTER Schoolyard Data Jam

The Luquillo LTER 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 LTER, Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, 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, Sevilleta and Jornada LTER’s Schoolyard Symposium hosted virtually via ZOOM on Friday, May 9th, 2021. 

LTER Schoolyard data jam dataset
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Teacher and Student Information:

1- What do these data mean? An introduction to hydrology variables for students en Español.
2- Teacher instructions for introducing the Data Jam to students en Español.
3- Teacher and Student guide lines
4- Access other CZO data
5- How to guide for creating a poster
6- Poster templates
7- Logos for use on posters
8- Developing a research question en español.

Important Dates:

• Friday, March 5th and 12th 2021- Teacher Data Jam Workshops (virtual)
• Friday, April 9th 2021- Student Data Jam Workshop (virtual)
• Friday, May 7th 2021- Data Jam students presentations at Annual Symposium (virtual)

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2018 Experiencias Data Jam

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