Current News of The Fairchild Challenge
Our annual Green Treasures Intergenerational Interviews took place this month. This year, Fairchild hosted over 10 schools and 25 local volunteers. Students had a chance to learn about different places and cultures. A special presentation by University of Miami's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center representative taught attendees about common plants (and some uncommon ones) that are used for their medicinal properties.
The Fairchild Challenge kicked off its 16th year with the greatest number of registered schools to date! This year, the program is partnering with various organizations to provide Citizen Science projects for preK-12th grade students. Schools will get a chance to participate in the Shade Our Schools project in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Florida Internation University. Middle school students will also get a chance to help University of Miami's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Middle and High schools will also continue conducting research for NASA and expand The Million Orchid Project to include the STEM Lab.