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National TurfMutt teacher award announced

August 17, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – OPEI announces that Scholastic is creating a National TurfMutt Teacher Award in conjunction with the program’s annual “Be a backyard superhero” essay contest. The winning teacher will be awarded a trip to the National Science Teachers Association annual conference in Los Angeles being held March 30 to April 2, 2017.

The TurfMutt essay contest launches this fall. K-5 students will submit essays on how they are helping TurfMutt and the Outdoor Powers combat the environmental villains (Carbon Creep, Dust Demon, Dr. Runoff and Heat Freak). One winner will earn their school a $5,000 grant to spruce up their school grounds or put in an outdoor classroom. Watch for contest entry rules and deadlines.  Read more from the article here.