We’re sure everyone is looking forward to having some time off before starting a new year. Before we take a break for the holidays, let’s have a look at what notable days are coming this month. We’ve collated some topical science videos and articles for you to share with your students.
Wednesday, December 1
World AIDS Day
Saturday, December 4
World Wildlife Conservation Day
This annual event aims to raise awareness of how important it is that we preserve and protect the world’s ecosystems. Many species on Earth are threatened. One of these is the kakapo: Learn more.
Sunday, December 5
World Soil Day
Thursday, December 10
Nobel Prize Day
Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist and engineer, known for the invention of dynamite. In his will, he asked that his fortune be used for a series of prizes. As a result, the Nobel Prizes were established and first awarded in 1901. One of the most interesting winners of the Nobel Prize for physics was awarded in 1978. Find out more:
Saturday, December 11
UNICEF founded on this day in 1946
On this day in 1946, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was founded. Since then, UNICEF has provided humanitarian and developmental aid to children around the world. This year, Twig Education partnered with UNICEF to make science education available to young students in need: Learn more.
International Mountain Day
Friday, December 17
Wright Brothers Day
Saturday, December 18
International Migrants Day
This UN observance day celebrates migration as an important contribution to “building a world of peace, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all” (UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon). On this day, why not find out more about migration? Learn more.
Tuesday, December 21
The days are getting shorter and the nights longer, which means we’re getting closer and closer to the winter solstice—but what exactly is the winter solstice? Find out more.
Saturday, December 25
The Christmas might be a fun holiday but unfortunately, the amount of trash we throw away at Christmas increases every year. Thankfully, there are ways to have a greener holiday season! Find out more.