Nano Throughout the Year!

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Ideas for incorporating nanoscience, engineering, and technology content 
into holidays, seasons, annual events, and special events:



2015 - year-long events

International Year of Light: 2015

Super Hero activities

Food related activities

Astronomy and Space related activities


Snow and Snowflakes:

Predictions for the New Year (January 1) 

National Bird Day (January 5)

Valentine's Day (February 14) 

National Engineers Week (February) 

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (February)

Great Backyard Bird Count (mid-February)


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 (mid-March)

World Health Day (April 7)

National Robotics Week (second week in April) 

Earth Day (April 22) and National Environmental Education Week (third week in April)

Global Astronomy Month (April) - space related activities
Astronomy Day (April and September)

National Poetry Month (April)

National Children’s Book Week (early May) 


World Oceans Day (June 8)

Sun and Sand

Summer Camp


Back to School (September)

Metric Day (October 10th)

Earth Science Week (second full week in October)

National Chemistry Week (third full week in October)

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

Halloween (October 31)

Thanksgiving (November)

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

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Past Events:

2014 - year-long events

International Year of Crystallography: 2014