Biotech High School
About the Program
Established in 2015, through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet Schools of America program, Fairchild partnered with Miami Dade County Public School to develop BioTECH Senior High School: the first Conservation Biology High School with a focus on Botany and Zoology. This collaborative botany program offers novel experiences, is integrated into students’ school days, and counts towards their graduation requirements. Students and teachers assist graduate students and early-career scientists in completing their botanical research. Students have access to the Garden’s living collection 7 days a week and can also work to earn Volunteer Hours. Educators, please see FTBG COVID-19 Safety Protocols
BioTECH in the News
- Can young botanists at magnet school play a vital role in protecting an urban ecosystem? – Innovation, Smithsonian Magazine
- Look what spouts when school districts embrace education choice – RedefinED, the new definition of public education
- Expedition 55 Education Inflight Interview – Inflight Education Downlinks, NASA for Educators
- Brag about your school: BioTECH at Richmond Heights High School – NBC 6 South Florida
Sophomore Student Workshops – new!
Plant Science 101
From roots to shoots, extreme adaptations, students explore the power of plants.
Students work to better understand and inform scientist on large endagred Florida and Caribbean Bromeliads.
Fairchild Science staff and Educators work collaboratively throughout the academic year to provide a unique curriculum and exploratory learning experience for our BioTECH students.. BioTECH teachers , please follow this secure link to access our collaborative pacing guides.