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Press Release October 2, 2017

For Immediate Release: October 2, 2017

Media Contact: Lori Trent, Business Innovations & Marketing Manager


(Columbus, OH) – Local area schools, in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art and PAST Foundation, invite you to join us on Saturday, October 7th at 9am for the 2017 Community Cardboard Challenge, part of the Global Cardboard Challenge. There is no fee to participate and events will run from 9am to Noon. Locations for the event include Evening Street Elementary – Worthington, Wickliffe Progressive Elementary/UA Library – Upper Arlington, STEM Middle at Baldwin Road – Reynoldsburg, Duxberry Parks Arts IMPACT - Columbus City, Worthington Hills Elementary – Worthington, Indian Run Elementary – Dublin, Darby Creek Elementary – Hilliard, Cassingham Elementary – Bexley, Montrose Elementary –Bexley, and Otterbein University – Westerville. For more information, visit:

Teachers, students, and community members, along with CMA and PAST staff, will post challenges designed to encourage experimentation, build curious minds and stimulate critical thinking or, in other words, play. Throughout the day, you’ll be encouraged to use your creative thinking to respond to the challenges using only cardboard, tape and other recyclables.

The Global Cardboard Challenge encourages friends, family, co-workers and community members all over the world to come out to play at local events, celebrating the creativity and imagination of kids everywhere. You can find more information by visiting

About the Columbus Museum of Art The Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Henry D. and Carol B. Clark, Hermann Vorys, Fred Sands Family, Sayre Charitable, and James W. Overstreet funds of The Columbus Foundation provide ongoing support. For additional information, call 614.221.4848 or visit

About PAST For over 17 years, PAST, a non-profit foundation, has been a leader in designing STEM education across the nation, bringing transdisciplinary problem-based learning to educators and experiential programs to students. Most notably, PAST was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for its Excellence in Innovation in the STEM 2026 vision report. PAST was the only educational entity in Ohio to be included in this publication (full report).

PAST was also recognized in 2014, by CGI America and former President Bill Clinton for their outstanding work, and again in 2015 for their achievements in improving STEM education in rural America. In 2015, the PAST Innovation Lab was recognized by the White House Summit on High School Design.

For more information on PAST Foundation and how you can link learning to life, visit or contact Lori Trent at


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