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A STEM teacher’s guide to 2024

With planning under way for the 2024 school year, pack your calendar with these STEM events and special days

Being a teacher with an interest in STEM is busy – and staring down four terms worth of curriculum-linked STEM events, deadlines and special days can feel like a lot (especially at the start of a new year!) Below, we list all the STEM events and dates to look out for in 2024 – so you can fill up your diaries in preparation for another epic year. 

We’ll keep adding to it, so bookmark it and re-visit each term.

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STEM events and dates 2024

January

University offers released – check your state or territory’s Tertiary Admission Centre for dates:

February

2 World Wetlands Day
11 International Day of Women and Girls in Science
13 Careers with STEM: Science issue out
28 STEM + X Webinar – explore how you can combine a science degree with your ‘X’, which is your passion, another area or a big goal

March

3 World Wildlife Day
3 Cleanup Australia Day
3-10 Girls Day Out in STEM online event
8 International Women’s Day
8 Women in STEM at the Australian National Maritime Museum event
14 International Day of Mathematics
18-24 Harmony Week
20-22 World Science Festival Brisbane Schools Program
22 World Water Day
22 School’s Earth Hour Day

April

UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing opens – date TBC

7 World Health Day
21 World Creativity and Innovation Day
22 Earth Day
29 World Veterinary Day

May

3 Wild Koala Day
511 International Compost Awareness Week
7 Careers with STEM: Maths & Data issue out
12 International Nurses Day
17 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)
19 Endangered Species Day
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
23 World Turtle Day
27 National Reconciliation Week
29 STEM + X Maths Webinar

June

5 World Environment Day
8 World Oceans Day
18 Careers with STEM: Indigenous issue out
23 International Women in Engineering Day

July

7-14 NAIDOC Week
7 Shark Awareness Day
15-21 National Reef Week
16 World Snake Day
26 Schools Tree Day
28 National Tree Day
30 Careers with STEM: Engineering issue out 

August

UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing entries close – date TBC

9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
10-18 National Science Week – the promotion of science with online events, virtual tours, DIY science
29 Literacy and Numeracy Week 

September

Biodiversity Month

4 Social Sciences Week
7 Threatened Species Day
28 International Day for Universal Access to Information

October

Cyber Security Month

UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing winners announced – date TBC

4-10 World Space Week
9 Earth Science Week
10 Ada Lovelace Day
21-27 National Water Week
22 Careers with STEM: Technology issue out 
25 World Teacher’s Day

November

6 STEM + X Tech Webinar
10 World Science Day for Peace and Development
15 National Agriculture Day
18 International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM

December

3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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