Orders for the 2018 Seedlings for Schools Program begin February 1, 2018 and end March 30, 2018.
Seedlings for Schools is a partnership program of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery and the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation. Since the Seedlings for Schools initiative began in 2008, 1.3 million seedlings were dispersed statewide to all counties of the Commonwealth. Seedlings are grown and shipped from the Game Commission’s Howard Nursery located in Centre County, Pennsylvania. The Seedlings for Schools program allows students to experience their role as caretaker of their environment while having fun in the outdoor classroom. The program is available to all Pennsylvania schools with children enrolled from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission provides enough seedlings for each student to take a seedling home to plant. This year’s seedling choices are white spruce, eastern hemlock, silky dogwood, grey-stemmed dogwood, American sweet crabapple or American highbush cranberry. Eastern hemlock is not recommended for areas south of Route 80 that are severely impacted by the hemlock wooly adelgid. If more than one classroom in a school is interested that is great! Please combine all orders from each school building to save on our shipping costs. Cyberschools and homeschools, please order through a home school group, association or through your local school district.