GRADES Pre-K to 5 | 2022-2023

Teacher Workshops

Shade Our Schools: Required Teacher Workshop – Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This workshop will be led by University of Miami researchers studying which plants are best adapted for climate change. During this workshop we will introduce educators to concepts and techniques needed to facilitate the Shade Our Schools Challenge and provide teachers with knowledge and resources needed to successfully carryout this Challenge in the classroom. This workshop is required if your school plans to submit  for the Shade our Schools challenge. Registration Open!

General Teacher Professional Development Courses
Fairchild offers additional professional development workshops for PreK-12 grade teachers that can support and enhance your participation in The Fairchild Challenge. Workshops focus on botany, ecology, South Florida’s natural environment and more. You may also visit Fairchild’s website to view and use our downloadable teaching modules, including resources and curricula. M-DCPS teachers can register for this workshop through Frontline Education/My Learning Plan online portal. For more information please contact

For more information on the schedule and how to register, click here

Wednesday, October 5, 2022School Garden Workshop10:00 am to 3:00 pm Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Tuesday, November 8, 2022Research in the Classroom8:30 am to 2:30 pmMiami Senior High School

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Teaching Biomath, Ecology & Evolution with Bromeliads10:00 am to 3:00 pmFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Monday, January 23, 2023

South Florida Plants and Ecosystems10:00 am to 3:00 pmFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Saturday, February 11, 2023

Ethnobotany: Plants and People

10:00 am to 3:00 pmFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Friday, April 7, 2023

Plant Science: Back to Basics

10:00 am to 3:00 pmFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
1 week course – Dates TBDTropical Botany Conservation 2023 Summer InstituteTBDFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

*All workshops and events will take place at Fairchild, unless state otherwise.