A new Scholastic program to get kids interested in the outdoors is sponsored by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s Education and Research Foundation. TurfMutt is the program. This K to 8 content includes a contest for grades 6 to 8 (due date April 24, 2019) to describe a natural space. In Belmont it could be a new design for the area around Clay Pit Pond by the high school, for instance.
How to Enter.
First, have students write/draw a nature space for their community. Second, explain what elements they need in their space, the purpose of those elements, and how people will enjoy it. Third, make sure each entry is no more than three pages and includes the student’s name, grade, school, state, teacher name, and teacher email.