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Discovery Education and 3M Announce National Finalists in Young Scientist Challenge

Ten young inventors compete for $25,000 and the title of ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’ in the nation’s premier science competition
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Silver Spring, MD, Thursday, June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Young minds dream big, and when given the opportunity, they have the innate ability to spark change for the betterment of communities large and small. Today, Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) and 3M (@3M) announced 10 finalists from across America as part of its Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist).

Tulsa, Okla. Student Wins Xylem-Sponsored U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, Will Represent the U.S. in International Competition

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced this week that Braden Milford of Tulsa, Oklahoma has won the 2018 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), the nation’s most prestigious youth competition for water-related research sponsored by Xylem. Students from 49 states and Puerto Rico competed for the prize from June 16-17 at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The SJWP aims to increase students’ interest in water issues, research, and careers, as well as to raise awareness about global water challenges.

Tupperware Brands Helps Open a New Boys and Girls Club in Guatemala

Grand opening celebration included tours, activities, and programming samples
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As part of a new partnership with Tupperware Brands, Clubs de Niños y Niñas de Centro America (CNNCA) opened for its newest club in Zona 3 de Mixco, near Guatemala City, on May 26th.

Appropriate spaces are limited and expensive in Guatemala, especially in the city and its surrounding areas.  Most buildings that could properly house a club, similar to those in the US, could go for as much as five thousand dollars per month. Because of funding provided by Tupperware Brands, CNNCA was able to make this new club a reality. 

AEG’s StubHub Center Foundation Teams up With the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment (NABFEME) and Women Helping Women to Host the Fifth Annual Women in Entertainment Luncheon

Annual event celebrates women in film, television, music, sports and fashion
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The sold-out fifth annual Women in Entertainment Luncheon (Film, TV, Music, Sports, and Fashion), presented by City National Bank, Coca Cola, Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Lakers, brought together top female executives and celebrity talent in the entertainment industry for empowering afternoon last week at AEG’s StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

SC Johnson Donation Supports First-of-its-kind Sustainable School in Fortaleza, Brazil

Additional company donation supports STEM education in Brazil
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RACINE, WI, June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Building on the company’s longstanding commitment to education and continuing its more than 80-year legacy in Brazil, SC Johnson today proudly joined the State of Ceará and the Federation of Industry of Ceará (FIEC) to celebrate the construction of the new Escola Johnson in Fortaleza, Brazil. Through an SC Johnson commitment of $250,000, Escola Johnson will install solar panels that cover 100% of the electrical design of the facility – making it a first-of-its kind sustainable school in the area.

No Barriers Youth, Wells Fargo Select 20 Teachers for Global Impact Challenge

Second annual competition designed to spark ideas for building a world free of barriers, stereotypes and discrimination
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FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 20, 2018 / 3BL Media/ – No Barriers Youth and Wells Fargo announced the selection of 20 middle and high school educators to serve as project leaders for the second annual Global Impact Challenge, a diversity and inclusion competition designed to spark the best ideas from students for bu

These Wildlife Species Are Disappearing From North American Forests

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Our forests are home to critical wildlife habitat. When our forests are threatened, it also threatens the homes of all the diverse wildlife habitat that live there. Natural disasters, urbanization, and agriculture are just a few of the common causes of deforestation. But as deforestation continues to rise, the animals that call it home start to disappear. These are just a few of the endangered and threatened animals disappearing as recorded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

10 Drought-Tolerant Trees That Will Throw Shade

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The summer heat has arrived. With the unpredictable climate patterns, one can only plan strategically when it comes to keeping cool long-term (and lowering energy-costs). Rising temperatures and drought in many communities make planting even harder. But don’t worry, here are 10 shade trees with drought-tolerance that will keep you cool and add beauty to your yard.

1. Eastern Redcedar

Juniperus virginiana

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Launch ‘Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge’

Nationwide challenge invites educators to design an in-school experience that inspires the next generation of manufacturing leaders
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Silver Spring, M.D., June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/– The accelerated advancement of technologies like 3-D printing, robotics and artificial intelligence welcomes a new realm of career possibilities in manufacturing for K-12 students. Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms and Arconic Foundation, the independently endowed philanthropic arm of Arconic, announced today the first-ever Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge.

Arrow Electronics Ignites Entrepreneurial Spirit in Denver Youth

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For the fifth year, Arrow Electronics was the presenting sponsor of Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week. JA Business Week, a week-long camp for high school students, allows teens to explore leadership concepts and build confidence alongside Denver’s business leaders. The unique project-based program focuses on practical applications and real-world problem solving.

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