Challenge 1A: Connect to Protect – Recruitment Poster
(PreK to 1st Grade)

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

YOUR CHALLENGE: Less than 2% of the pine rocklands remain outside of Everglades National Park making it one of the most globally imperiled ecosystems. Much of what remains today exists as only fragmented parcels across Miami and The Keys. Fairchild’s own Connect to Protect Network encourages families, schools and local businesses to plant pine rockland gardens to help connect seed dispersers and pollinators. The goal of this conservation program is to improve the genetic health of plant species by connecting these remaining isolated patches across urban areas. Students will create a promotional poster to recruit participants to act as community scientists by joining Connect to Protect Network. Downloadable PDF

1A. Common native pine rockland plant – Create a recruitment poster for a common native pine rockland plant. Entry must be single-sided and drawing and text must fit within a 11″ x 17″ piece of paper.

ENTRY SUBMISSION: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by 5:00 pm

Electronically submit the following:

✓  Entry Requirements:
 Entry must be emailed to and include student(s) name, grade, and school name in attachment name and the email message
 Entry is a promotional poster to recruit participants to act as community scientists by joining CTPN
 Entry accurately depicts a common pine rockland plant
 Artwork must be an original hand-rendered or computer-generated (2-D flat) design created by the student and must be in full color; done in colored pencil, crayon, pen, fine-point marker or paint only
 Entries must be single-sided and cannot be larger than 11″ x 17″
 Images and text should be visible from 5 ft away
 Promotional poster includes CTPN logo and website
 On-time entry submission (late entries may not receive points)

Bring your class on a virtual field trip at Fairchild. Please visit Explorer Field Trip Programs for more information.

For more information on how your submission will be evaluated, see Challenge 1A Evaluation Sheet

This Challenge meets various state standards, visit Challenge 1A Benchmarks

Connect to Protect Network Homepage 
Connect to Protect Network logo (TIF File, 1297 KB) or (JPG File 110 KB)
Florida Plant Species Endemic to Pine Rocklands
Everglades National Park: Pine Rocklands (video)