Rescue dog teaches environmental awareness

Working to raise environmental awareness in K-5 students, the TurfMutt company has developed teaching materials in which the leading character, rescue dog Lucky, “paws it forward” by fighting environmental villains with the help of his friends, “The Outdoor Powers.”  

The company is also hosting an essay contest, “Be a Backyard Superhero,” giving students a chance to apply what they’re learning from Lucky and friends to real life, plus an chance to win a $5,000 grant for a “green space makeover” at their school. Learn more at for rules and entry information.