Teacher Workshops

Growing Beyond Earth®: Required Teacher Workshop – Saturday, September 17  11:30 am to 4:00 pm or Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 4:30 pm to 8:30 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 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 Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

Lizards on the Loose: Required Teacher Workshop – Saturday, December 3, 2022 Time TBD
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 Lizards on the Loose Challenge and provide teachers with knowledge and resources needed to successfully carryout this Challenge in the classroom. Space is limited, registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens Wednesday, November 16 2022.

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

DateWorkshopTimeLocation
Wednesday, October 5, 2022School Garden Workshop10:00 am to 3:00 pm Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Tuesday, November 8, 2022Research in the Classroom8:30 am to 2:30 pmMiami Senior High School

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Teaching Biomath, Ecology & Evolution with Bromeliads10:00 am to 3:00 pmFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Monday, January 23, 2023

South Florida Plants and Ecosystems10:00 am to 3:00 pmFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Saturday, February 18, 2023

Ethnobotany: Plants and People

10:00 am to 3:00 pmFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Friday, April 7, 2023

Plant Science: Back to Basics

10:00 am to 3:00 pmFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
1 week course – Dates TBDTropical Botany Conservation 2023 Summer InstituteTBDFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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

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