Challenge 2: Connect to Protect Network – Environmental Short Film

For Groups — Maximum points: 200 (1 entry per school)

YOUR CHALLENGE: Less than 2% of the pine rocklands remain outside of Everglades National Park making this natural community one of the most globally imperiled ecosystems. Much of what remains occurs 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 increase the probability of visits of seed dispersers and pollinators. The goal of this conservation program is to improve gene flow and genetic health of plant species by connecting these remaining isolated patches across urban areas. Students will create a short film that showcases Connect to Protect Network. Downloadable PDF

ENTRY SUBMISSION: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by 5:00 pm

Electronically submit the following:

✓  Entry Requirements:
 

Video opening credits include school name, “Challenge 2” and “2020–2021” and a list of participating students

 Video is 10 minutes or less and showcases Connect to Protect Network
 Video follows one of the four listed topics in evaluation sheet and is animated or documentary style
 Bibliography cites 3 sources and follows MLA or APA format
 Video submitted to youtube. Link to video emailed to challenge9-12@fairchildgarden.org
 On-time entry submission (late entries may not receive points)

COMMUNICATING SCIENCE VIRTUAL STUDENT WORKSHOP: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
This workshop will highlight the art of storytelling and how to communicate science to the general public. Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Lewis, Professor at George Mason in Environmental Science and Policy and Producer at Que Sera Sera Films. Available spaces will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. To register, please click here – NOW OPEN!

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

EVALUATION CRITERIA: 
For more information on how your submission will be evaluated, see Challenge 2 Evaluation Sheet

STATE ACADEMIC STANDARDS: 
This Challenge meets various state standards, visit Challenge 2 Benchmarks

CHALLENGE RESOURCES:
Background information on Pine Rockland
Connect to Protect Network at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Florida Natural Areas Inventory Pine Rockland
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pine Rocklands
The Institute for Regional Conservation’s Natives for your Neighborhood
The Tropical Audubon Pine Rocklands (video)
Restoring Pine Rockland Ecosystems with Fire (video)
Everglades National Park. Everglades Mountains and Valleys: Pine Rockland (video)

Background information on short film topics
Connect to Protect Network Planting Guidelines
Planting a tree with Dr. Richard Campbell (video)
IFAS’s Right plant, right place
Butterflies of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties

Background information on Guest Speaker Dr. Jennifer Lewis – NEW!
Jennifer S. Lewis (ResearchGate)
Que Sera Sera Films (website)
Que Sera Sera Films (Facebook)

Background information on Short Film – COMING SOON!

APA and MLA Citation Generator

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