Challenge 1: Miami, My Garden – Greetings from a Greener Miami Travel Poster

For individuals students OR small groups — Maximum points: 200 (100 per entry; 2 entries per school)

When you think of South Florida, you probably think of our warm weather and beautiful beaches. But did you know that plants also play an important role in making our city a healthier, cooler, and more beautiful place to live? Take a moment to think of any part of our city that does not have many plants or trees. Now, think of what this place would look like if it were a garden so beautiful that everyone in the world would want to visit. Would there be many different types of native trees and flowers? Would plants be in unusual places, like vertical gardens or on the roof?

Using art supplies and your imagination, draw your design on a sheet of paper with a slogan inviting everyone to visit your iconic site. On a separate page, briefly describe your design and specifically why it will improve the community. Download PDF

ENTRY SUBMISSION: Monday, November 27, 2023 to Monday, December 4, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

Electronically submit the following:

We also require a physical submission of entries. Please see below for additional information. 
✓  Entry Requirements:
  Entry must include student(s) first name, last initial, grade and school name in the bottom right corner.
  Drawings must be original, hand-rendered artwork by students in colored pencil, crayon, pens, markers only on no larger than 11″ x 17″ paper; no computer-rated designs. 
  maximum 1 page summary, double spaced in 12-point Sans Serif font, describing this design and specifically how it would improve the community.
  On-time entry submission. Late entries will be accepted with a reduction in points.
  In addition to submitting top 2 entries from your school for points, please send us all your students’ work for this Challenge. Those entries submitted for points must be clearly labeled on the physical entry AND on the entry form. Physically submit all classroom entries, delivered in person, or mailed to Fairchild Challenge via certified mail to 10901 Old Cutler Road, Goral Gables, Florida 33156, ATTN: Education Department. Hand deliver entries M-F, 8a-5p at the South/Employee entrance., or via drop box at the Visitor Center. Call the Challenge team at 305-663-8081.

Bring your class on a field trip at Fairchild. Please visit Explorer Field Trip Programs for more information.

For more information on how your submission will be evaluated, see Challenge 1 Rubric.

Visit Challenge 1 Lesson Planning Guide for ideas on how to implement this challenge in your classroom.