Backyard Science Activities and Ideas for Families

Superhero TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers teach kids and families backyard science, including how to take better care of the green spaces around them. With the activities in this hands-on science program, you can help them save the planet one yard at a time.

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Be A Backyard Supehero Contest

Contest is now closed. Come back in May for the winners of the $5,000 Grand Prize.

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The contest is open only to public schools, accredited private schools and home schools in compliance with their state of residence and have any or all of the following grades: K–5 in the fifty (50) United States (and the District of Columbia).

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Help your kids be BACKYARD HEROES! Check out these resources to help you and your child care for green spaces sustainably.

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Videos: Tips to Go Green

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Backyard Science for Teachers

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