The 2013-2014 Fairchild Challenge has begun with over 220 participating schools…and the registrations are still coming in!
Stormy Saturday, September seventh was the day of The Fairchild Challenge for Elementary Schools’ Teachers’ Information Brunch. Despite the weather, well over 200 teachers attended the event. Thanks to all who came.
A new collaboration between The Fairchild Challenge and the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music has helped create a music composition and performance Challenge. On Saturday, September seventh, middle and high school teachers were invited to attend the Sounds of Nature: Music Composition Professional Development, taught by UM Frost School of Music graduate students, Rafael de Lima and Bill Longo. Attendees learned the basics of writing musical composition, notation and even film-scoring.
Joyce Machinski and Jason Downing led Citizen Science – Plant Conservation and Restoration, a Professional Development workshop for educators. The workshop focused on ways that schools can participate in Fairchild’s Connect to Protect program and various other local citizen science projects.
October will bring more events and professional developments: a School Garden Workshop (Oct., 5), Green Treasures Student Workshops (Oct., 16-18), a Flying WILD Teacher Workshop (Oct., 12), Elementary Art Workshops (Oct., 19 & Oct., 23), and a Conservation Plan Teacher Workshop (Oct., 19). We look forward to the next month of The Fairchild Challenge fun!
Celebrating the start of a new school year!
More than 250 teachers attended the high school and middle school information session for the upcoming school year. In its 12th year we anticipate the participation of more than 260 prek-12 schools in environmentally focused and science based challenges in collaboration with Florida International University an The University of Miami. The new challenges for high school and middle school include a performance competition with support from the Frost School of Music and a School Conservation Plan in cooperation with the USDA.
Last updated 10//2013