Challenge 5: Exploring Environmental Careers – Dream of Your Bright Future

For Individuals or Groups (2–5 students per group) — Maximum points: 200 (100 per entry, 2 entries per school)

YOUR CHALLENGE: With two nearby national parks, several renowned research universities, and a myriad of environmental organizations and professionals working locally, Miami is a unique center for progress in the environmental field. This year, we are revisiting Environmental Immersion Day to introduce students to researchers and scientists who are making positive environmental impacts in South Florida. Investigate environmental jobs that interest you and take note of the qualifications that they seek in a candidate. Then, write up a job description for the environmental job of your dreams, incorporating the insights you learned in your research. Downloadable PDF

ENTRY SUBMISSION: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 by 5:00 pm

Electronically submit the following:

Uploaded PDF file to entry form includes:

  • Job description (Template)
  • Bibliography 
✓  Entry Requirements:
 Entry must include student name(s), grade, and school
 Job description and bibliography must be saved as a single pdf file and uploaded on entry form. PDF file name must include school name and student name
 Job description utilizes the provided template
 Bibliography cites 3 sources and follows MLA or APA format
 On-time entry submission (late entries may not receive points)

STUDENT WORKSHOP: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2022 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Students will have the opportunity to meet with professionals in the environmental sciences and beyond to learn about different STEM career pathways. Available spaces will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. Registration is CLOSED.

Free Transportation for Title I Schools
Thanks to our generous donors the Fairchild Challenge is able to offer free transportation to Title I schools visiting the Garden for Fairchild Challenge programming. Programming includes: weekday, evening and weekend Fairchild Challenge student workshops and Fairchild Challenge symposia. Please complete the transportation request form at least 2 weeks prior to the event date. Late requests may not be accommodated.

For more information on how your submission will be evaluated, see Challenge 5 Evaluation Sheet

This Challenge meets various state standards, visit Challenge 5 Benchmarks

Template – Coming Soon!
Harvard Resource Series – Resumes and Cover Letters