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.

 

 


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)


    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 24, 2018)


    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

    Yuri's Night (April 12)

    World Health Day (April 7)

    National Robotics Week (second week in April) 

    Earth Day (April 22) 
    National Environmental Education Week 
    (week of Earth Day)
     

    DNA Day (April 25)

    National Poetry Month (April)


    May

    National Children’s Book Week (early May) 


    SUMMER

    Sun and Sand

    Summer Camp


    June

    World Oceans Day (June 8)

    Asteroid Day (June 30)


    July

      World Brain Day (mid-July)


      FALL

      Back to School 


      September


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


      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)

      Metric Day (October 10th)

      Campus Sustainability Month (October)

      Earth Science Week (second full week in October) (October 8-14, 2017; October 14-20, 2018)

      International Observe the Moon Night (October 28, 2017; October 20, 2018)

      National Chemistry Week (third full week in October)

      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


        Food related activities


         

        Past Events:

        2014 - year-long events

        International Year of Crystallography: 2014


        2015 - year-long events

        International Year of Light: 2015