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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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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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