GRADES Pre-K to 5 | 2022-2023

Challenges at a Glance

ChallengesDue to Fairchild by 5:00 pmMaximum PointsMaximum Number of Entries
Educator Challenge: Expedition Discovery – Ecosystem Quest
Monday, January 9 to
Sunday, January 15, 2023
50 bonus points1 adventure & 
1 pin design
1. Pollinator Penthouse
        A.
Pollinator Portrait (50 words)
        B.
Pollinator Pad Plan (75 words)
        C. Pollinator Hotel (100 words)
Monday, October 3 to
Sunday, October 9, 2022
200 (100/entry)
200 (100/entry)
200 (100/entry)

2 entries
2 entries
2 entries

2. Growing Up – Design
       A.
Illustration and Written Description (50 words)
       B.
Illustration and Written Description (75 words)
       C.
Illustration and Written Description (100 words)

Monday, November 28 to
Sunday, December 4, 2022
200 (100/entry)
200 (100/entry)
200 (100/entry)
2 entries
2 entries
2 entries
3. Shade our Schools – Leaves are Cool!
*REQUIRED Teacher Workshop: Saturday, December 3 Time TBD
Monday, February 13 to
Sunday, February 19, 2023
4001 book
4. School Garden – Edible Garden
*OPTIONAL Teacher Workshop: Wednesday, October 5, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
*Garden Grant Due: Friday, October 21, 2022

Garden Grant Application Due: Friday, October 21


Monday, April 24 to
Sunday, April 30, 2023

4001 design and 1 cookbook
OPTIONAL National Challenge: The Next NASA Mission Patch
Monday, November 28 to
Sunday, December 4, 2022
100 points
(50/entry)
2 entries

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AWARDS and PRIZES 

The Fairchild Challenge Awards Ceremony is Saturday, May 20, 2023. 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 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.
  • 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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