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Discovery Education and OPEI Foundation Partner to Inspire Stewardship, Appreciation of Outdoor Landscapes in Elementary Students with New TurfMutt Program

SILVER SPRING, Md. Feb. 15, 2011 Discovery Education TurfMutt

TurfMutt Mary Rollins

OPEI and Discovery Education have created a dynamic digital curriculum led by Lucky, a real-life rescue dog who encourages kids to protect the land around them and fosters an appreciation of natural surroundings in their own community.  This curriculum includes lesson plans for students in grades 3-5, engaging activities, puzzles, videos, and more.

In addition, an interactive map brings ecosystems across the country to life for students. With these resources, teachers can emphasize the benefits of landscaping in balance with local environments, and instill a new appreciation for environmental issues.

TurfMutt Kris Kiser

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About the OPEI Education & Research Foundation

The OPEI Education & Research Foundation works to develop educational materials, support research and further programs to foster environmental stewardship and an appreciation of our parks, forests, lawns and landscapes.  The Foundation’s priorities revolve around environmental best practices and stewardship in the care and enjoyment of our green spaces and safety education that ensures safe and proper use of outdoor power equipment. 

SOURCE OPEI Education & Research Foundation

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