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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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February 18, 2016

Contest for Students at Schools with Grades K-5 Announced, Entry Deadline April 6, 2016  ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Learning how to take care of the planet and studying science just got more fun with TurfMutt, an environmental stewardship and education program for kids, teachers and families. TurfMutt announces today its annual “Be a Backyard Superhero” contest, which awards a $5,000 grant to improve two winning schools’ green spaces, and the addition of new in-classroom materials for grades K to 5, including a new digital storybook titled “The West Coast Mission,” an online climate change game, and lesson plans for teachers at [.....]

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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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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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February 17, 2015

Real-Life Rescue Dog Comes to Life in Digital Storybook & K-5 Instructional Materials Designed to Inspire Children, Families and Teachers to Sustainably Care for Green Spaces ALEXANDRIA, Va. – TurfMutt, an environmental stewardship and education program funded and managed by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) Research and Education Foundation, announces an expanded TurfMutt program for schools and families designed to help youth learn about science and the environment from the perspective of the backyard, community and personal green spaces they enjoy everyday while gaining an understanding of their benefits to the planet when cared for in a sustainable way. [.....]

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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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November 5, 2012

The green industry’s spokesdog is catching on, and the science curriculum is being used by 1 million students.

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