Seasonal Events and Holidays - STEM Throughout the Year!


 

 

Calendar of STEM-related Events

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

 

 


Celestial Events

Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017:

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

Valentine's Day (February 14) 

National Engineers Week (February) 

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (February)

Great Backyard Bird Count (mid-February)


SPRING


March

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

2015: March 28-April 5
2016: March 26-April 3
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)

Pi Day (March 14)

National Learn about Butterflies Days (March 14)

World Water Day (March 22)

Earth Hour (mid-March) (March 25, 2017)


April

Global Astronomy Month (April) -
Astronomy Day (Spring) (April 29, 2017;  April 21, 2018; May 11, 2019; May 2, 2020; May 15, 2021)
Astronomy Week (Spring) (April 24-30, 2017; April 16-30; 2018 May 6-12; 2019 April 27-May 3, 2020; May 10-16, 2021)

Yuri's Night (April 12)

World Health Day (April 7)

National Robotics Week (second week in April) 

Earth Day (April 22) and
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

International Observe the Moon Night (July 15, 2017)

 


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 9-15, 2016; October 8-14, 2017; October 14-20, 2018)

National Chemistry Week (third full week in October)

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

Halloween (October 31)


November

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


WINTER

Snow and Snowflakes:


January

Predictions for the New Year (January 1) 

National Bird Day (January 5)


Past Events:

2014 - year-long events

International Year of Crystallography: 2014


2015 - year-long events