The Fairchild Challenge

The Fairchild Challenge is our award-winning, interdisciplinary, environmental science competition designed to engage students of diverse interests, abilities, talents and backgrounds to explore the natural world. The program has been recognized as a benchmark for exceptional STEM education and for empowering PreK – 12th grade students to become the next generation of scientists, researchers, educated voters, policy makers, and environmentally-minded citizens. Schools can participate in any number of the annual Challenges to accrue points throughout the year. Winning entries will receive awards and prizes.

Information regarding the 2020-2021 Elementary, Middle, and High School Fairchild Challenge

 

Save the date for our final events!

 

SATURDAY, MAY 8 and SUNDAY, MAY 9THE FAIRCHILD CHALLENGE AWARDS WEEKEND

On Saturday, join us on the Garden House Lawn as we announce the top 16 schools and Fairchild Challenge Award recipients (See details below)! In lieu of our ordinary awards ceremony and to maintain social distancing, participating teachers, students, families, and friends will be able to enjoy a beautiful day at Fairchild as we digitally showcase and display winning entries throughout the weekend. Admission will be waived for participating teachers, students and families who present the attached flyer. Check-in at the lowlands chickee huts is also required.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 15 – END OF YEAR TEACHER’S FORUM from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (virtual)

Here you will have the opportunity to provide feedback on your Fairchild Challenge experience this year to inform improvements to the program in the future. Attendance at this event is required to receive MPP for participating in this year’s Fairchild Challenge. To register, please click here.

Elementary School Website

If you still have materials from last year that you need to return please schedule a time and day to do so.

SATURDAY, MAY 8 at 11:30 am – Elementary School winners announced


Middle School Website

If you still have materials from last year that you need to return please schedule a time and day to do so.

SATURDAY, MAY 8 at 1:00 pm – Middle School winners announced


High School Website

If you still have materials from last year that you need to return please schedule a time and day to do so. 

SATURDAY, MAY 8 at 2:00 pm – High School winners announced

 

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and the Fairchild Challenge Team will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and will make informed decisions on how to proceed as information becomes available. If you have not done so already, please be sure to register for out monthly newsletter where we will announce any modifications to: teacher and student workshops, Challenge due dates, material return, and garden wide procedures as more information becomes available. The Fairchild Challenge Team is continuing to work remotely and can be contacted via email. Should you have any specific questions please email: challengepk-5@fairchildgarden.orgchallenge6-8@fairchildgarden.org, or challenge9-12@fairchildgarden.org

Fairchild’s Collaboration with NASA through the Growing Beyond Earth Project – View Video here

 

Contact Us

Elementary Schools: challengepk-5@fairchildgarden.org
Middle Schools: challenge6-8@fairchildgarden.org
High Schools: challenge9-12@fairchildgarden.org

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The Fairchild Challenge is made possible by the generous support of the Batchelor Foundation.
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