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May is National BBQ Month – Grilling Around the World

National BBQ Month is an unofficial holiday and an exciting way to kick off the start to summer! In this article we will take a look at some of the ways American’s celebrate during the warm summer months. We will also look at some of the ways cultures from around the world use grills and […]

#WorldPenguinDay

April 25 is World Penguin Day while January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day. When you are that cute, you deserve to have two whole days to celebrate! World Penguin Day originated to celebrate the time when penguins would start their migration back towards the ocean after spending the harsh winter months inland in Antarctica. How […]

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

Wishing Dr. Seuss a very Happy Birthday today!  Theodore Seuss Geisel was famous for his work in children’s literature, most notably for The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and many others.  Quite possibly Dr. Seuss’ most influential book was The Lorax. It quickly became an icon for […]

Leap Year Day 2016

In case you have not heard, today is Leap Year Day! Almost every 4 years we get the chance to celebrate this day! Why do you ask? It takes some understanding of our solar system and time to figure out why a leap day exists. The way we measure time on Earth is a bit […]

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s actual birthday of January 15. Martin Luther King Jr. was best known for his leadership during the Civil Rights Movement as well as delivering one of the most famous speeches in American History. The “I Have A […]

Celebrating Louis Braille’s 206th Birthday!

Louis Braille was born on January 4th, 1809 in a small town near Paris, France. After an accident with a sharp tool in his father’s workshop, Louis injured one of his eyes. Later the wound became infected, resulting in loss of vision in both of his eyes at the age of 3 years old. Louis […]

December 6-12 – Hand Washing Awareness Week

The goal of National Handwashing Awareness Week is to decrease the spread of infectious diseases by empowering individuals to educate and help protect their communities. Working together we can make a difference! Here are some resources on teaching Handwashing with your students:  https://youtu.be/TCBoDZrTncg https://youtu.be/oBltd8DQRtU https://youtu.be/cWISRb2RMbs When should you wash your hands? Before, during, and after preparing food […]

December 27 – Louis Pasteur’s Birthday

Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of pasteurization, vaccination, and microbial fermentation. Notably, he created the first vaccines for the rabies virus and anthrax. However, Louis is best known for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization.  The original method of pasteurization was vat pasteurization, which heats milk or other liquid ingredients […]

December 22- Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is considered the shortest day and the longest night of the year and this year it takes place on December 22 for the Northern Hemisphere.  Because Earth doesn’t orbit upright, but is instead tilted on its axis by 23-and-a-half degrees, Earth’s Northern and Southern Hemispheres trade places in receiving the sun’s light […]

December 17 – Wright Brother’s Day

Wright Brothers Day is celebrated in the United States on December 17 each year. The date commemorates the Wright brothers’ first successful flight accomplished on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Orville and his brother Wilbur are credited for building the world’s first successful airplane with aircraft controls that enabled them to steer […]