WEST FARGO — Hess Corporation dropped off toy trucks and STEM education kits at Willow Park Elementary School, as part of its effort give the trucks to every elementary school in North Dakota.

It is the second year in a row Hess, an energy company that produces oil in western North Dakota, has donated to schools, totaling about 6,700 trucks in all.

The STEM curriculum guide, designed by Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Educational Outreach, uses the 2019 model of the iconic toy as a learning tool that introduces elementary age students to different STEM concepts in a fun and engaging way.

Hess will ship the Toy Trucks and STEM kits directly to each elementary school in December, and 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.

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