Calendar of STEM-related seasonal events and holidays

 

 

 STEM Throughout the Year!

Ideas for incorporating current science, engineering, and technology content into holidays, seasons, annual events, and special events.

 


  • 2019 - year long events

    • 2019 - International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, 50th anniversary 

    • 2019 - 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing (July 20, 1969) and Apollo missions
      http://nisenet.org/moon50

    • 2019 - NASA 60th anniversary 

    • 2019 Summer Reading - A Universe of Stories 219 Summer Learning Program 

  • Celestial Events

  • WINTER

    • Snow and SnowflakesJanuary, & February

  • SPRING

    • MarchApril, & May

  • SUMMER

    • Sun and Sand, Summer CampJuneJuly, & August

  • FALL 

    • Back to SchoolSeptemberOctoberNovember, & December

  • OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

    • Super Hero activities

    • Science Fiction 

    • Food related activities

    • 2014 - year-long events -International Year of Crystallography: 2014

    • 2015 - year-long events - International Year of Light: 2015


2019 - year long events


Celestial Events

 

    Meteor showers, lunar eclipses, full moons, planetary events, and more:


     

    WINTER

    Snow and Snowflakes:


    January

    Predictions for the New Year (January 1) 

    National Bird Day (January 5)

    National Static Electricity Day (January 9)


    February

    Black History Month / African-American History Month (February) -  celebrate people in STEM

    Valentine's Day (February 14) 

    National Engineers Week (February) 

    Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (February)

    Great Backyard Bird Count (mid-February)


    SPRING


    March

    Women's History Month (March)celebrate people in STEM

    NanoDays (last weekend in March - first weekend in April)

    2017: March 25-April 2
    2018: March 31-April 8
    2019: March 30-April 7
    2020: March 28-April 5

    Groundwater Awareness Week (second full week in March)

    Brain Awareness Week (mid-March)

    Pi Day (March 14)

    National Learn about Butterflies Days (March 14)

    World Water Day (March 22)

    Earth Hour (mid-March) (March 30, 2019)


    April

    Global Astronomy Month (April) -
    Astronomy Day (Spring) (April 21, 2018; May 11, 2019; May 2, 2020; May 15, 2021)
    Astronomy Week (Spring) (April 16-30; 2018 May 6-12; 2019 April 27-May 3, 2020; May 10-16, 2021)

    Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

     

    World Health Day (April 7)

     

    National Robotics Week (second week in April) 

     

    Yuri's Night (April 12)

    Citizen Science Day (mid April)

    Earth Day (April 22) 
    National Environmental Education Week 
    (week of Earth Day) (2020 is the 50th anniversary)

    DNA Day (April 25)

    National Poetry Month (April)


    May

    National Physical Fitness and Sports Month (May)

    May the 4th be with you - Star Wars (May 4)

    National Children’s Book Week (early May) 

     

    Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week   (May)


    SUMMER

    Summer Reading

    Sun and Sand

    Summer Camp


    June

    World Oceans Day (June 8)

    National Mosquito Control Awareness Week  - Fight the Bite (week of June 26)

    Asteroid Day (June 30)


    July

      Pride in STEM Day (July)

      World Brain Day (mid-July)

      Moon Landing - anniversary of Apollo 11 first step on the Moon July 20, 1969

      August

      National Aviation Day (August 19)


      FALL

      Back to School 


      September

      National Aerospace Week (second week in September)


      National Pollution Prevention Week (P2 Week) (third week in September)

      Worldwide Day of Play (WWDoP) (September 29, 2018)


      October

      Astronomy Day (Fall) (September 30, 2017; October 13, 2018; October 5, 2019; September 26, 2020; October 9, 2021)
      Astronomy Week (Fall) (September 25-October 1, 2017; October 8-14, 2018; September 30-October 6, 2019; September 21-27, 2020; October 4-10, 2021)

      World Space Week (October 4-10)

      National Nano Day (October 9th)
      National Nanotechnology Day (#NationalNanoDay) is an annual celebration and pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10–9 meters.

      Metric Day (October 10th)

      Campus Sustainability Month (October)

      Earth Science Week (second full week in October)
      (October 14-20, 2018); 
      October 13-19, 2019; October 11-17, 2020; October 10-16, 20210

      International Observe the Moon Night (October 20, 2018; October 5, 2019, September 25, 2020)

      National Chemistry Week (third full week in October)
      Mole Day (October 23) 
      commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 1023), which is a measuring unit in chemistry.

      Nuclear Science Week (NSW) (third week in October)

      Halloween (October 31)


      November

      International Science Center and Science Museum Day (November 10)

      America Recycles Day (November 15)

        Thanksgiving (November)


        December

        Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) and Hour of Code (2nd week in December)


        If you have a suggestion for an addition to this page, please contact us at nanodays@nisenet.org - thanks!


        OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

        Super Hero activities

        Science Fiction 

        Food related activities


         

        Past Events:

        2014 - year-long events

        International Year of Crystallography: 2014


        2015 - year-long events

        International Year of Light: 2015