Plants For Pollinators In The Classroom

2020 Plants for Pollinators in the Classroom teacher applications is now available HERE.

Plants for Pollinators in the Classroom* (PPIC) is designed to help students in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties discover the important roll native pollinators (bees, butterflies, moths, insects, bats and birds) play in providing many of our food crops, such as melons, blueberries, pears, plums and squash, and to study the relationship between plants and pollinators. An estimated 90% of flowering plants depend on bees and other insects as well as birds and bats for pollination.

Plants for Pollinators in the Classroom free science resource kits were provided to  new schools in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, and returning schools received seeds and starter soil. Using a lighted plant stand, teachers and students will grow pollinator plants in their classrooms, conduct experiments and lessons, and then plant them in a suitable school or community garden in May. New schools will also receive a small selection of potted plants in May to help jump-start their gardens.

2019 Plants for Pollinators in the Classroom Program Participating School
Middlesex County
St. Thomas the Apostle
333 Highway 18
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Luanne Kulesa 5-8
Sayerville Middle School
800 Washington Rd
Parlin, NJ 08859
Diane McCarthy 8
New Road School
3071 Bordentown Ave
Parlin, NJ 08859
Amy McVey K-21
Montessori Country Day School
72 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Jamie Hoffman
Ann Suh

Brookside Elementary School
370 Buckelew Ave
Monroe, NJ 08831

Rhonna Griffin 3-5

Samsel Upper Elementary School
298 Ernston Rd
Parlin, NJ 08859

Kristina Bartko 4

Emma Arleth Elementary School
3198 Washington Rd
Parlin, NJ 08859

Kirby O’Such K-3
Monmouth County
Land O’Pines
1 Thompson Way
Howell, NJ 07731
Desiree LoVoi K
Newbury School
179 Newbury Rd
Howell, NJ 07731
Pamela Nielsen 5
Neptune High School
55 Neptune Blvd.
Neptune, NJ 07753
Jeanette Yannazzone 9-12
Laura Donovan School
237 Stonehurst Blvd
Freehold, NJ 07728
Tami Campfield K-5
Meadowbrook School
65 Wycoff Rd
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Brooke Mindnich K-2
Manalapan Goddard School
22 Wilson Ave.
Englishtown, NJ 07726
Jessica Turkowsky PreK-K
Henry Hudson Regional
1 Grand Tour
Highlands, NJ 07702
Thomas Lynch 9-12
Ivy League Pre-School
140 Gordons Corner Rd
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Marcy Spinner PreK-K
Belmar Elementary School
1101 Main St
Belmar, NJ 07719
Jeanne Arpert PreK-8
NWS Earle Chil Dev. Center
201 Hwy 34, Bldg C-60
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Patricia Chizmadia Pre-K
Conover Rd Primary
56 Conover Rd
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Kathy Kylik K-2
Point Road School
357 Little Silver Point Rd
Little Silver, NJ 07739
Lisa Cuneff 2
Taunton Elementary
41 Taunton Dr
Howell, NJ 07731
 Wendy Halperin & Lisa Varley  K & 2
Neptune Middle School
2300 Heck Ave
Neptune, NJ 07753
 Allison Ringer  6
David Abbott Learning Cent
171 Tennent Rd
Morganville, NJ 07751
Susan Lubin Pre-K
St. Rose High School
607 7th Ave
Belmar, NJ 07719
Patty Brownett 11-12
Raritan Valley School
37 Cresci Blvd
Hazlet, NJ 07730
Samantha Noone 1-4
Keyport Central School
335 Broad St
Keyport, NJ 07735
Doug Chudzik 1-8

For more information, please contact Holly Reynolds at