Teacher Workshops

Growing Beyond Earth: Required Teacher Workshop – Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
**Teachers who are unable to attend this workshop may join us on Wednesday, September 23 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm**
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 research protocols; discuss ideas for suitable experiments and the requested data to select. Teachers will also receive the necessary materials, including basic seed materials, to take back to their schools. Registration for this workshop closed on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm. To register, please click here.  

Shade Our Schools: Required Teacher Workshop – Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10:00 am to 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 at home or in the classroom. Space is limited, registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for this workshop will close on Wednesday, October 14 at 5:00 pm. To register, please click here.  – NOW 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 challenge6-8@fairchildgarden.org.

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

Saturday, October 3, 2020School & Home Gardening10:00 am to 2:00 pmZoom Teleconferencing
Saturday, October 10, 2020STEM Project-Based Learning Virtually with Fairchild10:00 am to 2:00 pm Zoom Teleconferencing
Saturday, October 24, 2020Basic Botany for Teachers10:00 am to 2:00 pmZoom Teleconferencing
Saturday, November 21, 2020Ceramics and Tropical Botany – “Molding the Future”10:00 am to 2:00 pmZoom Teleconferencing
Saturday, December 5, 2020

South Florida Plants, Ecosystems, and Invasive Species

10:00 am to 2:00 pmZoom Teleconferencing

*Due to the current climate, all workshops will take virtually via Zoom. Additional professional development opportunities will be announced in 2021.