Throughout Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, the Data Refuge Storytelling team developed, tested, and tinkered with a number of paper and digital tools for telling stories about federal climate and environmental data and the human and nonhuman lives that it impacts.
Good data help us make good decisions. Their importance seems obvious, even self-evident. But then again, data can't speak for themselves. We lend them meaning. What data mean depends to a great extent to how we use data, how we understand those uses, and how its use helps us to care for the things--and the people, the places, and the non-human species--we care about.