Teacher Workshops

VIRTUAL TEACHER WORKSHOP: Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 30 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join Fairchild’s Orchid Biologist and education staff to learn how to take care of this year’s orchids. Materials for this Challenges are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be distributed at Fairchild on Saturday, September 16. Registration for this work shop will close Monday, August 28 at 5:00 pm. 
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Growing Beyond Earth®: Required Teacher Workshop – Saturday, September 9 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm or Wednesday, September 13, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in English or Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Spanish.
Scientists from NASA will conduct this workshop to introduce their research and the problems they try to solve for future space missions. The classrooms will be used as space-lab extensions and students will contribute to an important step into the future. Teachers will learn the Trial 1 research protocols; discuss ideas for suitable experiments and the requested data to select. Teachers will also pick up the necessary materials to take back to their schools. Registration for this workshop will close on Friday, September 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm.
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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 challenge@fairchildgarden.org.

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Monday, September 25, 2023School Garden Workshop10:00 am to 3:00 pm Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Friday, October 27, 2023Research in the Classroom10:00 am to 3:00 pmFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Saturday, February 10, 2024Plant Basics: Nature Journaling10:00 am to 3:00 pmFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Friday, March 22, 2024

Taxonomy of Fairchild’s Caribbean Jewels10:00 am to 3:00 pmFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Wednesday, April 10, 2024


10:00 am to 3:00 pmFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
TBDPlant Propagation10:00 am to 3:00 pmFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – Nursery
1 week course – Dates TBDTropical Botany Conservation 2024 Summer InstituteTBDFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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