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November 10, 2016

Alexandria, Va. – Thanks to an amazing rescue dog named Lucky, a.k.a. TurfMutt, a lucky teacher will win a trip to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) annual conference, an elementary school will win a $10,000 grant, and thousands of children in grades K-5 will learn science and how to take care of the environment. Lucky is the real-life rescue dog behind the cartoonized superhero, TurfMutt. Through classroom materials developed with Scholastic, TurfMutt teaches students and teachers how to “save the planet, one yard at a time.” To win the “Be a Backyard Superhero” contest, students in grades K-5 submit [.....]

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June 4, 2015

Alexandria, Va.  (June 4, 2015) – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)’s Research and Education Foundation and Scholastic announced the winners of TurfMutt’s national “Be a Backyard Superhero” contest. Each of the grand prize winners received a $5,000 grant to improve the yards and green spaces at their respective schools. The annual contest is part of the TurfMutt environmental stewardship and education program where children learn how to take care of green spaces. TurfMutt and his friends, the Outdoor Powers, inspire the lesson plans, providing a fun and creative way to teach environmental and science lessons. The cartoon-ized TurfMutt character is based on [.....]

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May 29, 2015

Trophy Club, Texas – Organizers of the “Be a Backyard Superhero” Contest will present a $5,000 grant to Samuel Beck Elementary School on June 2 to recognize local elementary student, Jordan Evans. Evans is the grand prize winner of the national “Be a Backyard Superhero” contest for grades K-2 and attends the school.  ** MEDIA ADVISORY ** WHO: Organizers of the “Be a Backyard Superhero” Contest, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)’s Research and Education Foundation and Scholastic  WHAT: Check presentation ceremony for $5,000 grant to improve school green space. Kris Kiser, president and CEO of OPEI and a representative of Scholastic [.....]

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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 [.....]

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May 17, 2013

– Discovery Education and OPEI will present Morgan Elementary with Grand Prize on May 24, along with a surprise visit from Lucky, the real-life rescue dog and TurfMutt spokesdog –  Alexandria, Va.  (May 17, 2013) – Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)’s Education Foundation today 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 [.....]

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February 26, 2013

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) Foundation and Discovery Education have come together to celebrate and help animals. TurfMutt’s “Paw it Forward” Sweepstakes will be from Feb. 18 to March 11, and individuals can enter to win a $250 donation to a local animal shelter for cats, dogs, etc. to find a forever family. Two winners will receive a $250 donation and an eco-friendly TurfMutt backpack full of school supplies. Click here to enter. Those 16 years of age and older can enter. Read more from the article here.

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February 22, 2013

From February 18 – March 11, you can enter the TurfMutt sweepstakes to win a $250 donation to your local animal shelter and help dogs (cats and other critters) find a forever family. Two winners receive a $250 donation and an eco-friendly TurfMutt backpack with school supplies.  Read more from the article here.

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February 19, 2013

Until March 11, you can enter the TurfMutt sweepstakes to win a $250 donation to your local animal shelter and help dogs (cats and other critters) find a forever family. Two winners receive a $250 donation and an eco-friendly TurfMutt backpack with school supplies. Click here to enter.   Read more from the article here.  

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October 25, 2012

–Classrooms across the U.S. invited to enter the second annual ‘Spruce Up Your School’ Sweepstakes for a chance to win $5,000 toward better green space – Silver Spring, Md. and Alexandria, Va. (October 25, 2012) – Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s Education and Research Foundation today announced a series of new educational features for TurfMutt, a science-based program featuring standards-aligned curriculum, which teaches youth, grades K-5, how things grow, the value of personal and community green space and how to tend to them in a sustainable way. A redesigned website launched (TurfMutt.com) on October 23 allows TurfMutt [.....]

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June 14, 2011

Alexandria, VA – June 14, 2011- The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) Education and Research Foundation and Discovery Education, today announced that Ms. Deborah Icard’s fourth grade class at Cloverleaf Elementary School in Statesville, N.C., won the grand prize from the TurfMutt “Landscapes Across America” contest for a creative classroom presentation on their local environment.   The national contest challenged third to fifth grade classrooms with showcasing their school’s unique local landscape and the environmental aspects of their region that need to be protected. Ms. Icard’s class was chosen based on their presentation on how they would solve erosion and topsoil [.....]

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