The Fairchild Challenge is our award-winning, interdisciplinary, environmental science competition designed to engage students of diverse interests, abilities, talents and backgrounds to explore the natural world. The program has been recognized as a benchmark for exceptional STEM education and for empowering PreK – 12th grade students to become the next generation of scientists, researchers, educated voters, policy makers, and environmentally-minded citizens.

The Fairchild Challenge 2016-2017 
Program Details Available Now!

Elementary Schools - 2016-2017 Challenges Available Now!
     Register your school - Registration Form
     Teachers' Information Brunch - Saturday, September 24, 2016
          Evite Flyer
          RSVP today!
Middle Schools - 2016-2017 Challenges Available Now!
     Register your school - Registration Form
     Teachers' Information Brunch - Saturday, August 27, 2016
          Evite Flyer
          RSVP today!
High Schools - 2016-2017 Challenges Available Now!
     Register your school - Registration Form
     Teachers' Information Brunch - Saturday, August 27, 2016
          Evite Flyer
          RSVP today!

Contact Us 
Elementary Schools: challengepk-5@fairchildgarden.org 
Middle Schools: challenge6-8@fairchildgarden.org 
High Schools: challenge9-12@fairchildgarden.org

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8/1/2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Mid-Summer Studio Watercolor Workshop

Join us for an inspiring mid-summer watercolor workshop that will help you take your work to a new level. This accomplished teacher will provide both demonstrations and targeted critiques that will motivate your creativity and hone your technical skills.
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8/2/2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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8/5/2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Plant ID Workshop

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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8/9/2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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How to Use and Master Your Digital Interchangeable Lens DSLR (Single Lens Reflex) Camera

Now that you have purchased a full-featured advanced DSLR camera, how do you take advantage of its many features? This class will cover which lenses are best suited to your particular needs and how to take full advantage of their use.
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8/11/2016 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Using Snapseed: Editing Photos with Ease

One of the most powerful editing APPS is Snapseed. By using your iPhone or iPad students will learn to edit, apply filters, crop, spot repair and how to use “stacks” to create wonderful expressions in your photos by using Snapseed.
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8/27/2016 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Early Morning Macro Life Photography

See the beauty of Fairchild up close and personal. The class will explore, discover and photograph the ecosystem at Fairchild by focusing on the small beautiful details in flowers, leaves and insects. Petals, pistils and stamens will be transformed into abstract works of art. Dragonflies, butterflies and caterpillars will become otherworldly sci-fi creatures. Your instructor will teach you how to use your equipment to capture the small wonders of the Garden.
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9/2/2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Plant ID Workshop

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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9/6/2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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9/7/2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Illustration Workshop: Painting Butterflies in Watercolor

This class focuses on the accurate representation of butterflies using traditional illustration techniques. Students will be taught the basics of watercolor for doing butterfly illustration.
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Citizen Science through The Fairchild Challenge:
Partnership with NASA
Million Orchid Project Challenge

Student Showcase


 

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