Challenge 4: Exploring Environmental Careers – Seeking Environmental All Stars
For Individuals or Groups (2–5 students per group) — Maximum points: 200 (100 per entry, 2 entries per school)
YOUR CHALLENGE: With two nearby national parks, several renowned research universities, and a myriad of environmental organizations and professionals working locally, Miami is a unique center for progress in the environmental field. This year, we are revisiting Environmental Immersion Day to introduce students to researchers and scientists who are making positive environmental impacts in South Florida. Create a fictionalized cover letter and resume and “apply” for one of the selected environmental jobs that appeals most to them. Downloadable PDF
ENTRY SUBMISSION: Wednesday, March 16, 2021 by 5:00 pm
Electronically submit the following:
Uploaded PDF file to entry form includes:
|✓ Entry Requirements:|
|Entry must include student name(s), grade, and school|
|Cover letter, resume and bibliography must be saved as a single pdf file and uploaded to entry form. PDF file name must include school name and student name|
|Resume and Cover Letter pertain to one of the five job descriptions provided|
|Cover Letter follows provided template|
|Resume contains minimum 3 sections: Experience, Education, Skills and Abilities|
|Bibliography cites 3 sources and follows MLA or APA format|
|On-time entry submission (late entries may not receive points)|
STUDENT WORKSHOP: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Available spaces will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. To register, please click here. – Coming in 2022!
Free Transportation for Title I Schools
Thanks to our generous donors the Fairchild Challenge is able to offer free transportation to Title I schools visiting the Garden for Fairchild Challenge programming. Programming includes: weekday, evening and weekend Fairchild Challenge student workshops and Fairchild Challenge symposia. Please complete the transportation request form at least 2 weeks prior to the event date. Late requests may not be accommodated.
For more information on how your submission will be evaluated, see Challenge 4 Evaluation Sheet
STATE ACADEMIC STANDARDS:
This Challenge meets various state standards, visit Challenge 4 Benchmarks
Job descriptions – Coming Soon!