Teacher Workshops

Connect to Protect: Native Plant Network — Required Teacher Workshop – Monday, September 25, 2023 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
This hands-on workshop is designed for teachers to receive the skills and materials to plant and maintain a Pine Rocklands Garden at their school. During this workshop, teachers will learn how to select an appropriate space for their garden, how to prepare the space for planting, and how to plant and care for a variety of Pine Rockland native species. This workshop is required for all Middle School teachers participating in The Fairchild Challenge, Challenge 5: Connect to Protect—Native Plant Network. Register here by Friday, September 15.

Growing Beyond Earth®: Required Teacher Workshop – Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm or Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in English or Thursday, September 14, 2013 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. Register here. Registration for this workshop will close on Friday, September 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

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.

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

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, 2024

Plant 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

Plant Propagation

TBDFairchild 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.