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Celebrating Money-Smart Children and Community Efforts


Learning important habits and skills at a young age helps build positive lifelong behaviors. A strong understanding of finances sets students on an early track to personal success. Now, a set of powerful resources are available to educators that helps them integrate financial literacy into instruction as early as Kindergarten, ensuring all students get started early on building healthy financial habits.

Walmart and Increase Access to Educational Opportunities for Black and African Americans

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BENTONVILLE, Ark., October 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and today announced a trio of additional shared value and philanthropic initiatives that build on its strategy to advance equity in education, including:

Quest Diagnostics to Provide K-12 School COVID-19 Testing in Collaboration with Ginkgo Bioworks to Support Safer Classroom Learning in Texas for New Statewide School Testing Program

Over 1,150 school districts in Texas can elect to participate in the testing program ResponsiveEd First Major School System to implement the Quest-Ginkgo solution
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SECAUCUS, N.J. and IRVING, Texas and BOSTON, October 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), the nation's leading provider of diagnostic information services, recently announced it has formed an agreement with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to provide COVID-19 Kindergarten through Senior (K-12) school testing services to support safer classroom learning throughout the state of Texas. Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE: DNA), through its Concentric by Ginkgo program, will provide support services, such as online reporting and site staffing, for the program through its

San Vicente Redwoods Marks 10 Years As a “Living Laboratory” for Wildfire Resilience, Wildlife Protection and Ecosystem Restoration

Some treated areas show more resilience after 2020 CZU Wildfire; other successes include dam removal, cultural discoveries and productive collaboration of four nonprofit conservation organizations
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DAVENPORT, Calif., October 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, San Vicente Redwoods is proving to be a living laboratory of forest management, ecosystem restoration, sustainable timber harvesting and future public access since it was first protected in 2011.

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center Earns Highest Environmental Certification in the World

The HGA-designed Margaret A. Cargill Lodge is the first renovated building to achieve full Living Building Challenge certification.
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October 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Lodge at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center—an internationally-recognized leader in environmental education—is the first renovation project in the world to receive full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification by the International Living Future Institute.

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) defines living buildings as:

NABU: Meet the Team Harnessing Technology to Improve Child Literacy Through the Creation of Culturally Relevant Books

By Raquel Aguilar

Now that the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021 winners have been officially announced, we are excited for you to learn more about each winning team and the story behind each innovation. The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge is an annual competition that awards cash prizes to early-stage tech entrepreneurs solving the world’s toughest problems.

Podcast: How to Turn STEM Curiosity Into a Career

Microbiologist Zaina Bawa-Mamudu talks with an Abbott intern about mentoring, diversity and curiosity.

Available in latest versions of Chrome, Safari, Firefox and I.E. 11.12+

In this edition of Shaping the Future of STEM, host and intern Fiona Harley speaks with Zaina Bawa-Mamudu, a microbiologist for Abbott's Structural Heart division based in California. Listen as Fiona and Zaina discuss how mentors can provide valuable guidance, the importance of being curious and learning from an accidental school science lab explosion.

STEAMing Ahead with Mobile Learning


Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ and the San Diego Public Library Foundation collaborated on the STEAMing Ahead with Mobile Learning project to demonstrate how the integration of technology and extended learning through augmented reality (AR) helps to increase student engagement in learning and prepare students for future careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

Qualcomm Small Business Accelerator Program Provides Fast Linksys Mesh WI-FI Systems to Guitars in the Classroom To Accelerate Remote Music Education


The need for fast, reliable connectivity has only accelerated in 2021, particularly for small businesses. Communication is critical in a remote work setting, and businesses need the proper technology working with them to continue accomplishing their goals in a digital-first environment.   

BOOK IT!® Welcomes Pre-K Classrooms To Enroll and Announces Reading Giveaway

By Danielle Burns, Digital Project Associate – BOOK IT!

Starting October 1, 2021, BOOK IT! will launch in more than 70,000 classrooms and 50,000 homeschools, allowing students to work toward meeting monthly reading goals in order to earn a Reading Award Certificate, which is good for one free Personal Pan Pizza® at participating Pizza Hut locations1.


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