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Afterschool Provider Appreciation Week: April 24-28
Afterschool Providers Appreciation Week is celebrated yearly during the last week of April. It is a great time for students to recognize all the professionals who support them during OST hours.
National DNA Day: April 25th
National DNA Day is an annual, global celebration of the discovery of the DNA double helix structure. This year is extra special!
Earth Day: April 22
Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. This year the theme is, “Invest in Our Planet”
National Arab American Heritage Month
During the month of April, the Arab America Foundation formally recognizes the achievements of Arab Americans through the celebration of National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM).
National Poetry Month
Since April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters.
Black History Month
Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, begins on February 1st and lasts throughout the whole of February, where African American people’s achievements are celebrated, and their roles in American history are praised and recognized.
National Weatherperson’s Day: February 5
This day celebrates the men and women in the field of meteorology, including National Weather Service and broadcast meteorologists, as well as volunteer weather observers and storm spotters who work to keep us safe and informed about the hazards of Mother Nature.
National Inventors Day: February 11
This date was declared National Inventors Day on February 11, 1983 by then President Ronald Reagan. This day is the birthday of Thomas Alva Edison, the greatest inventor in US history who was born in 1847. He invented the light bulb and held over 1,000 patents.