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.

 

 
 
Click below to learn about our 2022-23 Fairchild Challenge program!
 

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 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!


National Challenge: Commemorative Coin – American Icons 

Congratulations to our American Icons National and Regional Winners!!

As the Plant Conservation Alliance celebrates 25 years of advancing plant conservation and promoting native plant community restoration, they needed student help to design a commemorative coin that honors iconic plants native to the United States.

Click for project details and list of winners.


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.
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