THE FAIRCHILD CHALLENGE 2013 - 2014 CALENDAR
ES = elementary schools; MS = middle schools; HS = high schools
All events take place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Events marked with an asterisk (*) are open to the public.
Saturday, September 7, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
TEACHERS' INFORMATION BRUNCH (ES)
Join us for an overview of the elementary school competitions for The Fairchild Challenge 2013-2014 program year.
Wednesday-Friday, October 16-18, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
GREEN TREASURES: A LIVING HISTORY (MS)
This workshop gives students a chance to conduct ethnobotanical intergenerational interviews, in three languages.
Saturday, October 19, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ES)
Wednesday, October 23, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ES)
Saturday, November 2, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (MS/HS)
Students will refine their skills with help from professional artists.
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 21, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
*SOUNDS OF NATURE:COMPOSITION & PERFORMANCE (MS/HS)
Enjoy live musical performances of original scores tha correlate to ecosystems and time lapse nature videos.
Fall: Tuesday, November 26, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Spring: Tuesday, March 11, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMMERSION DAY (HS)
High school students work with environmental experts, scientists and researchers during these upper level career days.
Saturday, December 14, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*PARADE OF INCREDIBLE INSECTS (ES)
Elementary Challenge 2 participants are invited to Fairchild to model their masks of incredible insects.
Saturday, February 1, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
*ENVIRONMENTAL DEBATES (HS)
Students debate conservation issues in congressional format.
Wednesday, January 15, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
*FAIRCHILD CHALLENGE ART SHOW (ES/MS/HS)
Fairchild will host a reception showcasing all submitted artwork by students K-12.
Friday, February 7, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
YouthCaN CONFERENCE (ES)
Participating students will prepare a hands-on, interactive workshop on the environmental project of their choice and present to an audience of their peers.
Saturday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
*GREEN CUISINE: FAIRCHILD'S FOOD & GARDEN (MS/HS)
Students prepare and share vegetarian dishes with ingredients introduced by Dr. David Fairchild.
Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
TEACHERS' CELEBRATION BRUNCH (ES/MS/HS)
Join us for this teacher appreciation event for participating Fairchild Challenge educators. We welcome your feedback and new ideas for the coming year.
Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (MS)
Monday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (HS)
Wednesday, May 28, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (ES)
Join us as we celebrate the culmination of The Fairchild Challenge 2013-2014 and recognize the achievements of participating students and schools throughout South Florida.