STEM Celebrations in February

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month

Month of February 

Career and Technical Education Month, or CTE Month, is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. To learn more on how you can celebrate CTE Month visit actonline.org.

Black History Month 

Month of February 

Celebrate Black History Month by checking out these resources that will help you honor the achievements and scientific work of African Americans.

World Wetlands Day

February 2

Each year World Wetlands Day raises global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. This years theme is Wetlands and Climate Change which draws attention to the vital role of wetlands as a natural solution to cope with climate change. To learn more about how you can participate in World Wetlands Day visit worldwetlandsday.org.

Super Bowl LIII

February 3

Throwing the ball farther? That’s science. Helmets with built-in radios? Technology and engineering. Using game statistics? Pure math. In any scrimmage, STEM is the star player. Learn how STEM plays a vital role in football with Chevron's STEM Zone in the Endzone.

Valentine's Day

February 14

Valentine's Day is a perfect day to give someone you love chocolate. But before you give someone chocolate learn how Nanoscale science and technology ("nano" for short) is all around us and how even chocolate has nano implications and how we are in fact nanosensors! National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network brings you What's Nano About Chocolate?.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting

February 14-17

At the upcoming 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting, three critical scientific milestones in science will be celebrated.

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15-18

Bird watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are in the world. Scientists use information from the Great Backyard Bird Count, along with observations from other citizen-science projects, such as the Christmas Bird Count, Project FeederWatch, and eBird, to get the “big picture” about what is happening to bird populations. In 2018, Great Backyard Bird Count participants in more than 100 countries counted more than 6,400 species of birds on more than 180,000 checklists! To learn how you can participate in the event visit gbbc.birdcount.org.

Engineers Week 

February 17-23

Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951, Engineers Week (EWeek) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. Learn 10 ways to celebrate Engineers week at discovere.org.

National Battery Day

February 18

Celebrate National Battery Day by learning how to make an affordable dough circuit activity.

Beyond School Hours Conference 

February 20-23

The Beyond School Hours Conference is a conference for educators and leaders serving K-12 students in school, afterschool, summertime and beyond. Learn from some of the country’s most prominent thought leaders in the areas of K-12 education, youth development and afterschool and summer programs. See the products, services and resources from a wide variety of leading companies while experiencing over 200 content-rich workshops. 

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 21

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day) helps focus a growing movement to inspire girls’ futures so they learn they have a place in engineering a better world. In just one day you can make a difference by sharing your knowledge, experience, and some fun! Give girls the chance to think like an engineer and you’ll be amazed at what you learn!