We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors;
we borrow it from our children.

—Native American Proverb

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State College, PA - A fifth grade student recounts in a thank you letter how he's been taking care of the white pine seedling given to him as part of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Seedlings for Schools program last year. "I followed the directions and I hope it will grow to be big and strong. My pap and I put a barrel over it so no snow would hurt it," he states. Opportunities to plant and care for a tree seedling do not present themselves to youth readily, even less so to children in an urban setting. That's why Seedlings for Schools, a program of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, is so important. Since its inception in 2008, over 1 million seedlings have been distributed to schools statewide. Last year, 195,000 tree seedlings were produced and distributed from Howard Nursery in Centre County, which is managed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

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The Wildlife For Everyone Foundation (WFEF) annually hosts "Explore, Discover and Understand Wetlands Through the Lens of a Camera." This year on Monday April 27, 2015 at the Governor Tom Ridge Wetlands in Centre County, WFEEF celebrated its 2nd event. Students received experience using the latest technology to capture the natural beauty of the wetlands and its inhabitants. Generous donations from Big Froggy 101, Best Buy, Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park and Dairy Queen Grill and Chill offset the cost of prizes and entertainment for participants.

After an educational briefing on the history of the wetlands and on the site's features, teams of students explored the preserve, snapping photographs of wildlife and habitat. Teams then proceeded to upload pictures onto tablets, creating short presentations featuring their best photos. These presentations were judged by a panel based on quality and creativity.

Read about the program and this year's results...


Wildlife For Everyone Foundation provides funding for education classroom tools utilized by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Urban Wildlife Kits are among the most frequently used in lessons across Pennsylvania. The kit features four lessons:

  • Tooth Sleuth - a lesson on herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.
  • Critter Clues - a lesson on adaptations of humans and wildlife.
  • Bite This - a lesson on the uses of animals' teeth.
  • Who Walked Where - a lesson on animal track collections.

The kit also includes the pelts and skulls of many of the mammals of Pennsylvania. Suggested lesson plans and references are provided as well.

Wildlife For Everyone Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Foundation. More information about the foundation's education program can be found by contacting them at: