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 please schedule a time and day to do so.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 – CHALLENGE 3: Eco Atlas – Decoding Nature
For more information, please visit the Challenge 3 web page. Entries must be emailed to
challengepk-5@fairchildgarden.org and submit the Entry From by Wednesday, February 17 at 5:00 pm to be eligible to receive full credit. 


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. 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13 – CHALLENGE 3: GROWING BEYOND EARTH FALL 2020 DATA AND POSTER DUE
For more information, please visit the Challenge 3: Growing Beyond Earth – Fall 2020 web page. Entries must be emailed to challenge6-8@fairchildgarden.org and submit the Entry From by Wednesday, January 13 at 5:00 pm to be eligible to receive full credit. 

OPTIONAL GBE Spring 2021 UPDATE
GROWING BEYOND EARTH SPRING 2021 TEACHER WORKSHOP
This workshop will be offered on both Saturday, January 9th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm AND Wednesday, January 13th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Interested teachers are only required to attend 1 session. Scientists from NASA will conduct this workshop to introduce their research and the problems they try to solve for future space missions. Teachers will learn the Spring 2021 research protocols and schedule a pick up date for  necessary materials. Participation in the Spring 2021 Trial is OPTIONAL and can earn schools up to 100 bonus points. Registration for this workshop closed on December 16th. 

GREEN TREASURES -FAIRCHILD’S PHARMACY VIRTUAL TOUR
This workshop will take place on Thursday, January 21 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and will highlight how plants are not only beautiful to look at but are traditionally used to create natural remedies for the treatment of many common ailments. Guest Speaker: Dr. Cassandra Quave, Curator of the Emory University Herbarium and Associate Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University. Registration for this workshop will be open between Wednesday, January 6th to January 19th at 5:00 pm. To learn more about this Challenge and view the list of  plants please visit the Challenge 5: Green Treasures – Fairchild’s Pharmacy web page. To register, please click here – NOW OPEN!


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. 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13 – GROWING BEYOND EARTH FALL 2020 DATA DUE
For more information, please visit the Challenge 3: Growing Beyond Earth – Fall 2020 web page. Complete data must be entered on the provided Google Sheet by Wednesday, January 13 at 5:00 pm to be eligible to receive full credit. 

GBE SPRING 2021 UPDATE
GROWING BEYOND EARTH SPRING 2021 TEACHER WORKSHOP
This workshop will be offered on both Saturday, January 9th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm AND Wednesday, January 13th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Interested teachers are only required to attend 1 session. Scientists from NASA will conduct this workshop to introduce their research and the problems they try to solve for future space missions. Teachers will learn the Spring 2021 research protocols and schedule a pick up date for  necessary materials. Registration for this workshop closed on December 16th.

GREEN TREASURES -FAIRCHILD’S PHARMACY VIRTUAL TOUR
This workshop will take place on Thursday, January 21 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and will highlight how plants are not only beautiful to look at but are traditionally used to create natural remedies for the treatment of many common ailments. Guest Speaker: Dr. Cassandra Quave, Curator of the Emory University Herbarium and Associate Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University. Registration for this workshop will be open between Wednesday, January 6th to January 19th at 5:00 pm. To learn more about this Challenge and view the list of  plants please visit the Challenge 6: Green Treasures – Fairchild’s Pharmacy web page. To register, please click here – NOW OPEN!

 


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@fairchil

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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