The Fairchild Challenge

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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.

High School Summer Botany Internship Applications due March 1, 2024. Click Here!

Questions? email Challenge@fairchildgarden.org.

It’s not too late to participate in the 2023-2024 Fairchild Challenge!

To register for the 2023-2024 Fairchild Challenge, please fill out a teacher registration form here. 

Notes about registration:

  • If you do not see your school information in the registration drop-down menu, please add it. It can take up to 24 hours for your school to appear in the drop-down menu after registering.
  • If you receive an error which states that you have entered a duplicate value for your email, you have already registered and we have your email in our database. 

Announcing our new BONUS Challenge in collaboration with NASA eClips!

Introducing the NASA Spotlite Video Design Challenge: Can Plants Dance?

Participating schools can earn 20 bonus points by participating in this challenge. Click here for more information and here to register for one of NASA’s informational video webinars for the challenge on Thursday, January 11, 2024!

Submit to receive your bonus points by clicking here! Submit by March 22!

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Elementary, Middle, and High School
Fairchild Challenge participants and winners!

Thank you to our Educators and Students for making our milestone anniversary an incredible year.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Click here to see our Elementary School Fairchild Challenge Award Winning Entries and Special Merits!

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Click here to see our Middle School Fairchild Challenge Award Winning Entries and Special Merits!

HIGH SCHOOL
Click here to see our High School Fairchild Challenge Award Winning Entries and Special Merits!


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

 

Contact Us

Elementary, Middle and High Schools: challenge@fairchildgarden.org

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