STEM Celebrations in November

Family Literacy Day


Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative to share the importance of reading each day and how to engage in a variety of learning activities as a family. Just 15 minutes a day, reading or doing other learning activities, can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, while also improving the skills of a parent or caregiver. Learn 20 different ways to celebrate National Family Literacy Day.

International Games Week

November 4-10

Join your local public library to celebrate, or explore ideas for bringing games into your program setting. To register an event, print out promotional materials and to become an IGW sponsor, visit the Games in Libraries site.

National STEM Day

November 8

Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead!  November 8 is a day meant to inspire kids to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

National Day of Design

November 8

2018 National Day of Design Mission, Food Rescuers: STEM Innovations to Reduce Food Waste encourages students to employ critical thinking skills, teamwork, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) principles, and an entrepreneurial mindset to create a solution to a real-world, relevant challenge.

International Science Center and Science Museum Day

November 10

The International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) is a yearly, global event illustrating the impact and reach of all the world’s science centers and science museums. It demonstrates the role these institutions play with their millions of visitors in raising awareness of—and engagement in—sustainable development and the solutions to worldwide challenges such as climate change, human health (HIV/AIDS, Zika, clean water, etc.), energy, waste, water shortages, gender, oceans, and other global issues.

Project Feeder Watch

November 10

Join Project FeederWatch, a citizen science project intended to help ornithologists study winter bird populations in the United States and Canada.

Veteran's Day

November 11

Celebrate Veteran's Day by visiting or sharing information about STEM Veterans USA whose mission is to connect veterans in STEM with opportunity through Employment, Outreach, Research, and Networking.

American Education Week

November 12-16

Get celebration ideas from the National Education Association. See their cheat sheet for using social media, or check this "listicle" to get fun discussion starters. 

America Recycles Day 

November 15

America Recycles Day is a day to take a pledge to recycle your used products and piling waste. Pledge your support at