Nano Throughout the Year!

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

 

 


2014 - year-long events

International Year of Crystallography: 2014


2015 - year-long events

International Year of Light: 2015

Food related events

 


WINTER

Snow and Snowflakes:

Predictions for the New Year (January 1) 

National Bird Day (January 5)

Nuclear Science Week (January)

Valentine's Day (February 14) 

National Engineers Week (February) 

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (February)

Great Backyard Bird Count (mid-February)


SPRING

NanoDays (March 29-April 6, 2014;  March 28-April 5, 2015)

Groundwater Awareness Week (second full week in March)

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


National Poetry Month (April)

National Children’s Book Week (early May) 


SUMMER

World Oceans Day (June 8)

Sun and Sand

Summer Camp


FALL

Back to School (September)

Earth Science Week (second full week in October)

National Chemistry Week (third full week in October)

Metric Day (October 10th)

Halloween (October 31)

Thanksgiving (November)

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


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