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Tagged: turfmutt

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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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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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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May 16, 2012

Alexandria, Va.  (May 16, 2012) – Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced today the Grand Prize winner and two runners up of the ‘Spruce Up Your School’ sweepstakes. The national sweepstakes is part of the TurfMutt program, a dynamic digital curriculum designed to encourage kids to protect the environment around them and foster appreciation of green space in their own communities. Ms. Mary Anne Arabia’s fifth grade class from Palomar Elementary School in Chula Vista, Calif., has been named the Grand Prize winner and will receive a $5,000 grant to create and build more green space [.....]

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December 8, 2011

Silver Spring, Md. and Alexandria, Va.  (December 8, 2011) – Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced their science-based TurfMutt program has expanded to meet the needs of K-5 educators across the country. The program offers classroom resources for fostering an appreciation of the environment and green spaces through investigation, activities and experiments. In addition to the new resources, educators can enter the ‘Spruce Up Your School’ Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $5,000 grant to give their school’s play area an eco-friendly makeover. Two runners up will receive “Green Packs,” complete with eco-friendly, TurfMutt-branded school [.....]

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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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May 10, 2010

Alexandria, VA – September 9, 2009 – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) today announced the first phase of a new educational outreach program, developed to teach third through fifth grade students the science behind lawns’ ability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), release oxygen, cool the air, control dust, reduce erosion and filter water.  The science-based youth curriculum includes experiments, worksheets and games for youth and a web site and blog by the program’s “spokesperson,” TurfMutt. TurfMutt is a real dog -Lucky, a once-homeless canine who turned caped crusader and is “Out to Save the Planet – One Yard at [.....]

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