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TurfMutt releases elementary classroom materials

February 22, 2016 -  By

TurfMutt_logo_150TurfMutt, an environmental stewardship and education program, added new classroom materials for grades K to 5.

In conjunction with Scholastic, TurfMutt created a digital storybook, titled “The West Coast Mission,” an online climate change game and lesson plans for teachers.

The program helps students learn about science and the environment from the perspective of the backyard, community and personal green spaces they enjoy every day, the company said. It also promotes sustainable care of these green spaces.

“With drought ransacking the West and many other parts of the country, understanding how to care for green spaces is more important than ever,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, which funds and manages TurfMutt. “The new digital storybook and climate change game help children understand the importance of taking care of these living landscapes and what they contribute to our communities.”

TurfMutt program materials are free and aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) standards. Lesson plans for teachers, take home sheets and learning activities are available. The program also offers a website and blog, interactive games and two digital storybooks.

LM Staff

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