All Press Releases for November 08, 2010

The Super Green Hero Jurdy Launches The "Get Grinning Get Greening" Environmental Curriculum At Ocean City Elementary School

Jurdy, the new super green hero, is taking schools by green storm with a turnkey environmental program that's fun, engaging and educational. Jurdy cares about you, others and the planet and now students can do the same with Jurdy at the helm!

    OCEAN CITY, MD, November 08, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ocean City Elementary School (OCES), a National Blue Ribbon School, launched a year-long environmental education program in all of its 4th grade classrooms this year called the "Jurdy get grinning, get greening" lessons. This program is running throughout the entire school year with monthly lessons on the environment with visits from the larger-than-life mascot, Jurdy, the award-winning, super green hero character.

Last year, Jurdy dazzled the 4th grade students and teachers at Ocean City Elementary School, a Maryland and National Blue Ribbon School (not to mention all of the awards and recognition OCES has garnered since then). Headed up by the Maryland Distinguished Principal, Irene Kordick has blazed quite a successful trail with the saying she wrote which was adopted by the school as both its mission statement and school motto: "I can be anything, I can learn anything, if I believe in myself and work hard." Jurdy is proud to be partnering with a school like OCES that holds such high expectations for its students, faculty and administration alike, providing a safe and smart environment to promote excellence in every classroom, hallway and office.

With a brand new curriculum and a brand new mascot to lead the way, get grinning. get greening. empowers students like no other program to help protect the environment. "It gives the students ownership and pride in making their world a greener, healthier place while giving teachers a straightforward way to enhance the material they already teach," says creator Jenifer Jurden. The students are not the only ones who are empowered, teacher feedback is that this curriculum is easy to integrate into their already established curricula, be it for English, math, science, social studies, and even physical education.

Together, Jurdy and OCES make a great green team. The program starts with a visit from the Jurdy mascot and a video introduction to Jurdy by Jurden herself. Alongside eight environmental lessons, videos, educational handouts, stickers and worksheets, the Jurdy mascot brings the environment to life by giving the students a friend they can join in their green efforts. Jurdy delivers an interactive and engaging program to include relevant and timely topics such as recycling, oil spills, biodiversity, endangered species, wetlands, and water conservation, just to name a few.

Three words come to mind when Jurdy appears: super. green. hero. Created by cartoonist Jenifer Jurden, the award-winning green character, Jurdy, speaks to a wide audience for the Green effort by engaging all to live a more eco-friendly life. With no identifiable age, race, culture or gender, Jurdy is universal in appeal and has won the hearts of kids of all ages and backgrounds. With humor and compassion, Jurdy brings a unique and psychologically intuitive vehicle to engage humans on a personal level by communicating environmental goals in an empathetic and comical manner. And Jurdy teaches children that they too have the power not only to champion the environment, but themselves as well.

In addition to schools, Jurdy has been catapulted into the green spotlight, providing cartoons about anything and everything green--from solar to carbons, from recycling to climate change. In print and on the web, Jurdy appears in a variety of magazines and websites, and has become the Green spokes-being for formidable green groups, corporations and summits throughout the world.

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Jurdy has a global subscriber list to the Jurdy cartoons for both green and business. Jurdy is available for motivation, education, events, PR, customer communications, marketing, fundraising & awareness and for the well being of humans everywhere.

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