Environmental program expands to reach K-5 students

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 supplies for the whole classroom. Educators may enter once a day, every day to increase their chances of winning.

Lesson plans can be found at: http://turfmutt.discoveryeducation.com/educators.cfm