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  • 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.

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  •  National Weatherperson Day

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Random Acts of Kindness Day: February 17

    On February 17 let yourself be inspired by Random Acts of Kindness Day to bring joy to the people you come across. The day encourages people to do good deeds and celebrate the pay it forward mentality. It also reminds us that doing something kind for someone else can have a big impact not only on their day, but also on ours - being kind to others makes us happier and makes us realize we need to be kinder to ourselves too.

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  • National Cherry Pie Day: February 20

    Get your forks out to celebrate this day! Some folks say that the day was chosen for its connection to George Washington and the myth about chopping down a cherry tree. However it came about, it is a great day to enjoy pie!

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  •  Tinkering Toolkit

    Get creative with recycled art materials

    January is a great month develop children's creativity through hands-on making with sustainable materials.

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  •  Crayola Creativity Week: January 23–29

    Crayola Creativity Week: January 23–29

    Crayola Creativity Week began in 2022 to celebrate the joy creativity brings to teaching and learning. With a variety of author, illustrator and celebrity partners joining the celebration there are resources, give aways, and virtual content all week long.

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  • America Recycles Day: November 15

    November 15 is celebrated as the America Recycles Day. It was founded as a movement in 1997. Since then, this day is celebrated as a day to address and aware people to keep our planet cleaner by reusing many of our necessary products.

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