Celebrating May Special Events

Click on any title below to find Educate.Today videos related to special day, week, and monthly celebrations in May.

Monthly Celebrations in May
Asian American and Pacific Islander Month–Meet Asian American leaders in various fields.
Gifts from the Garden Month–Learn about flowers, plants, foods, and pollinators.
Military Appreciation Month–Hear from veterans and veteran service organizations about the importance of service.
Mystery Month–View interviews with authors of mystery novels.
National Inventors Month–Celebrate inventors and innovators in diverse fields.
National Pet Month–Enjoy videos related to pets.
National Photography Month–Meet the artists behind some beautiful imagery.

Weekly Celebrations in May
April 30-May 6—National Small Business Week–See business from the perspective of the business owner through our Business in Practice and Meet the Entrepreneur focus areas.
May 1-7 National Children’s Book Week–Check out our virtual read-aloud series and interviews with children’s authors.
May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week–Meet teachers making a difference every day.
May 21-27 National EMS Week–Check out our Point to Point program with Abbott Emergency Medical Service.

Daily Celebrations in May
May 3—World Press Freedom Day–Journalists and scholars discuss the vital role of America’s press.
May 4—Bird Day–Learn how birds fly.
May 4—National Weather Observers Day–Learn about weather with storm chasers and meteorologists.
May 5—National Cartoonists Day–Find out what it’s like to be a cartoonist.
May 5—National Space Day–Explore the thrill of space flight.
May 8—Victory in Europe Day–Explore videos in our World War II collection.
May 13—National Train Day–Get on board with our videos about trains.
May 19—World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day–Enjoy easy gardening options for kids.
May 20—Armed Forces Day–Veterans share stories of service.
May 22—National Buy a Musical Instrument Day–Celebrate your love of music and learn how some instruments work.
May 23—World Turtle Day–Meet some turtle ambassadors.
May 26—National Paper Airplane Day–Get some tips to make your plane fly further and longer.
May 29—Learn About Composting Day–It’s all about worms with our videos on vermicomposting.