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Tagged: turfmutt sweepstakes

March 16, 2015

Children in grades K-5 have the power to improve the outdoor green spaces at their schools by participating in the “Be a Backyard Superhero” essay contest with Scholastic. They can enter the contest by writing and illustrating a story. The contest is part of the TurfMutt environmental stewardship and education program – where children learn they can be backyard superheroes by taking care of green spaces, inspired by TurfMutt and his friends, the Outdoor Powers. The program is funded and managed by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) Research and Education Foundation.  Read more from the article here.

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May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012 – Wanting to spark her students’ curiosity about the environment and deciding her school’s playground desperately needed a makeover, Palomar Elementary School teacher Mary Anne Arabia took one step in the hopes of accomplishing both goals. She entered a sweepstakes contest — and won. Arabia and her fifth grade class were named the grand prize winners of the national “Spruce Up Your School” sweepstakes, receiving a $5,000 grant to be used toward the greening of their play areas. Discovery Education and Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) presented Arabia and Palomar Elementary with a check earlier this month [.....]

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