Hess Corporation donating kits to schools
Hess Corporation has announced that it will donate the just-released 2020 Hess Ambulance and Rescue trucks and STEM education kits to every elementary school in North Dakota for the third straight year, totaling approximately 6,700 trucks in all. Aligning with the state’s Strategic Vision for education, Hess has again partnered with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to find new opportunities for interactive teaching and learning. The STEM curriculum guide, designed by Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Educational Outreach, uses the 2020 Ambulance and Rescue model of the toy line as a learning tool that introduces elementary age students to different STEM concepts in a fun and engaging way.
This year’s truck is the first-ever ambulance from Hess and pays tribute to all first responders. The heavy-duty medical transport includes an oversized passenger compartment that doubles as a carrier for the Rescue partner, an accompanying on/off road pickup truck.
Hess will ship the toy trucks to each elementary school in November, and the STEM curriculum will be available for download or will be distributed electronically. Teachers will be able to use the materials as part of their curriculum going forward. The Hess Toy Truck has been a holiday tradition since 1964 and is one of the longest-running toy brands in the U.S.