Topical Science—June 2021

With summer just around the corner, the end of the school year is in sight, but we still have a few weeks left of teaching. As always, we’ve collated some topical science content to help you keep inspiring your students.

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Pride Month

As June is Pride Month, we wanted to take the opportunity to share some tips and tricks for making your classroom more welcoming and supportive of queer students. Want to find out more? Read our blog.

Tuesday, June 1

World Reef Awareness Day

Did you know that a quarter of the world’s coral reefs has disappeared in the last 30 years? World Reef Awareness Day highlights the importance of protecting coral reefs, as they are crucial to the health of the ocean. On this day, why not teach your students more about coral reefs? Learn more.

Saturday, June 5

World Environment Day

This UN observance day was created to encourage governments, businesses, and people to take action to protect the environment. One important issue is the threat to honey bees, as they are our most important pollinators. Learn more.

Tuesday, June 8

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day celebrates the world’s oceans and aims to educate people about the important role they play in all of our lives and what we can do to protect it. On this day, let your students discover the ocean abyss—the deepest of all aquatic ecosystems:

Monday, June 14

World Blood Donor Day

This event celebrates the world’s blood donors, while also educating people about the difference that blood donations can make to patients’ lives and encouraging more people to donate regularly. Learn more about blood donations: Watch now.

Thursday, June 17

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Desertification and drought are issues in many places worldwide. Because of climate change, these issues are becoming more and more common. This UN day encourages the international community to take action to combat these issues. Learn more about how humans manage living in deserts: 

Monday, June 21

National Arizona Day

Happy Arizona Day! To celebrate the sixth largest state in the US, why not teach your class more about how the Grand Canyon was formed?

Tuesday, June 29

International Day of the Tropics

This day celebrates the biodiversity of the world’s tropical areas—the regions of the Earth that surround the equator. The day also highlights the challenges that these areas face, such as the threat of climate change. Today, let’s visit the Amazon rain forest and discover the life of the Kayapo tribe. Watch now

Wednesday, June 30

International Asteroid Day

This UN awareness campaign hopes to educate people about asteroids. The date was chosen to mark the day that a massive asteroid landed near the Tunguska river in Siberia in 1908. On this day, take the opportunity to teach your students more about asteroids: 

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