Friday, December 16, 2011

Green Sweeps: TurfMutt and Discovery Education

Do you want your kids and their classmates to be exposed to science lessons that help kids explore the benefits of recycling and landscaping? TurfMutt and Discovery Education have teamed up to provide a free elementary curriculum for K-5.

The TurfMutt science program helps gets kids outside to explore their natural world. TurfMutt online lessons and resources help students understand the importance of the green spaces that surround us daily such as lawns, flowers, bushes and trees. TurfMutt motivates and inspires kids to get outdoors to explore their ecosystem. Plus, the program is offering a $5,000 sweepstakes to one lucky school to spruce up its green spaces.

One school will 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. Sweepstakes ends March 1, 2012.

About Discovery Education

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) revolutionized television with Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of all U.S. schools access Discovery Education digital services.

About OPEI’s Education and Research Efforts

OPEI’s Education and Research efforts focus on developing educational materials, supporting research and furthering programs to foster environmental stewardship and an appreciation of our parks, forests, lawns and landscapes. 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.

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