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OPEI awards $5,000 grant to Kentucky elementary school

May 24, 2013

On May 17, Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)’s Education Foundation announced the Grand Prize winner and two runners-up of TurfMutt’s second annual national ‘Spruce Up Your School’ sweepstakes.

The national TurfMutt program, named after Lucky, a real-life rescue dog, is a dynamic digital curriculum that encourages kids and their families to protect and foster green space in their communities, and advocates for animal rescue and adoption initiatives.

The TurfMutt curriculum has reached more than one million students across the country, and is featured on the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Education, Department of Energy and the Center for Green Schools at USGBC websites.

Kim Davidson, a teacher at Morgan Elementary School in Paducah, Ky., won the Grand Prize on behalf of her entire school. Morgan Elementary will receive a $5,000 grant to introduce more green space around school grounds and play areas, and all of the school’s students will receive a TurfMutt backpack with school supplies.

Read more from the article here.