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TurfMutt Environmental Education & Stewardship Program

341 South Patrick Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States

The TurfMutt environmental education and stewardship program was created by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's (OPEI) Research and Education Foundation and is a partnership with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company.

TurfMutt has reached more than 62 million children, educators and families since 2009. Through classroom materials focused on backyard science and STEM (science, technology, education and math) principles, TurfMutt teaches students in grades K-5 how to "save the planet, one yard at a time."

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is an international trade association representing more than 100 power equipment, engine and utility vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. OPEI is the advocacy voice of the industry and the creative force behind TurfMutt.

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The TurfMutt curriculum teaches kids and families backyard science, including how to take better care of the green spaces around them and the importance of living landscapes.