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 is now available!

Elementary School Website

If you still have materials from last year that you need to return and/or entries from last year that you would like to pick up please schedule a time and day to do so. The last day to pick up entries will be Wednesday, September 30th.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 – EDUCATOR CHALLENGE DUE
For more information, please visit the Educator Challenge page. Entries must be emailed to
challengepk-5@fairchildgarden.org and submit the Entry Form by Wednesday, October 7th at 5:00 pm to be eligible to receive full credit.


Middle School Website

Registration for the Growing Beyond Earth Virtual Teacher Workshop is closed. Teachers planning to participate in this Challenge must attend one of the required workshops on either Wednesday, September 23rd from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm OR Saturday, September 26th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

If you still have materials from last year that you need to return and/or entries from last year that you would like to pick up please schedule a time and day to do so. The last day to pick up entries will be Wednesday, September 30th.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 – EDUCATOR CHALLENGE DUE
For more information, please visit the Educator Challenge page. Entries must be emailed to challenge6-8@fairchildgarden.org and submit the Entry Form by Wednesday, October 7th at 5:00 pm to be eligible to receive full credit.


High School Website

Registration for the Growing Beyond Earth Virtual Teacher Workshop is closed. Teachers planning to participate in this Challenge must attend one of the required workshops on either Wednesday, September 23rd from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm OR Saturday, September 26th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

If you still have materials from last year that you need to return and/or entries from last year that you would like to pick up please schedule a time and day to do so. The last day to pick up entries will be Wednesday, September 30th.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 – EDUCATOR CHALLENGE DUE
For more information, please visit the Educator Challenge page. Entries must be emailed to challenge9-12@fairchildgarden.org and submit the Entry Form by Wednesday, October 7th at 5:00 pm to be eligible to receive full credit.

 

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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