Challenges at a Glance

ChallengesDue to Fairchild by 5:00 pmMaximum PointsMaximum Number of Entries
Educator Challenge – Challenge AcceptedWednesday,
October 7, 2020
501 Challenge 
1. Connect to Protect Network – Recruitment Poster
        A.
Native Pine Rockland Poster
        B.
Endangered Pine Rockland Plant Poster
        C. Pine Rockland Plant/Animal Interaction Poster
Wednesday,
October 21, 2020
200 (100/entry)
200 (100/entry)
200 (100/entry)

2 posters
2 posters
2 posters

2. Growing Beyond Earth
       A.
Letter to an Astronaut
       B.
Illustration and Written Description (75 words)
       C.
Illustration and Written Description (100 words)

Wednesday,
December 9, 2020
200 (100/entry)
200 (100/entry)
200 (100/entry)
2 letters
2 entries
2 entries
3. Eco Atlas – Decoding Nature Journal
       A.
Book of Patterns
       B. Book of Patterns and Written Descriptions
       C. Book of Photographs and Poems
Wednesday,
February 17, 2021
200
200
200
1 book
1 book
1 book
4. School Garden Book
*OPTIONAL Teacher Workshop: Saturday, October 3 from
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wednesday,
April 7, 2021
4001 book
OPTIONAL Global Challenge: Unsung Plant Scientists
Wednesday,
April 21, 2021 
100 bonus points
(50/entry)
2 entries

*All workshops and events will take virtually. Meeting login information will be emailed at least 24 hrs prior to the event. For more information, contact
challengepk-5@fairchildgarden.org. Downloadable PDF

AWARDS and PRIZES 

The Fairchild Challenge Awards Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Fairchild’s Garden House. More information regarding the event will be available the first week of May. At this time, the following awards and prizes will be distributed:

  • Each elementary school that earns more than 1500 points will receive The Fairchild Challenge Award.
  • Each school that receives The Fairchild Challenge Award for five consecutive years will become a Fairchild Challenge School of Excellence.
  • The sixteen (16) top-scoring schools will receive cash prizes, up to $1,500, to support their environmental programs.
  • Top-placing students will receive Fairchild Challenge medals and/or certificates. Special Merit winners will also be recognized.
  • Top-scoring group entries will receive medals and/or trophies.
  • All participating schools receive a limited quantity of four-person family passes to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden to distribute to actively participating students and teachers. 
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