June 1: Batten Down the Hatches! Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks in today. Do you have your disaster supply kit and evacuation plan ready?
June 5: Reduce Your Foodprint: “Think.Eat.Save.” This year’s World Environment Day theme addresses a sobering fact: One-third of all food produced globally is wasted.
June 5-8: National finalists for Toshiba/NSTA’s ExploraVision, the world’s largest K-12 student science and technology competition, show off their projects in Washington, D.C.
June 6-16: Seattle Science Festival. How do salt and temperature work together to create ice cream? How do bees help the Earth? Find out at citywide events for all ages.
June 7: Rediscover a Lost World. Will Smith and son Jaden explore a posthuman planet in After Earth. M. Night Shyamalan directs the big-budget sci-fi flick.
June 8: World Oceans Day.“Wear Blue and Tell Two” about ocean conservation efforts today — or pitch in at a beach cleanup.
June 8-15:Grand Canyon Star Party. See Saturn, star clusters and nebulae by night, and Mercury by day, with relative freedom from light and air pollution.
June 15-16:Star Wars Days at Legoland Billund (Denmark). Legos + Star Wars. What more do you need?
June 18:Sally Ride Day/Free Rocket Day.Launch your own rocket as Cleveland’s International Women’s Air and Space Museum honors the 30th anniversary of Sally Ride’s space flight.
June 21: It’s summer solstice. Got bonfire?
June 30: On this date in 1908, more than a century before Russians captured February’s meteor on their smartphones, eyewitnesses near Tunguska saw a sky “split in two” and “covered with fire” when an asteroid detonated over Siberia.