Fairchild Challenge STEAM Program
Engaging Education resources for Teachers to teach the STEAM program and earn cash prizes for their schools!
The Environmental Learning Center is a partner in the Fairchild Challenge, an award‐winning, interdisciplinary, competition designed to engage students of diverse interests, abilities, talents and backgrounds to explore the natural world!
The program was designed by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida and has been recognized as a benchmark for exceptional STEAM education and for empowering PreK – 12th grade students to become the next generation of scientists, researchers, artists, writers, and engaged citizens.
The program ignites student creativity and ingenuity through unique competitions that invite critical thinking and support core curriculum, giving teachers a valuable tool for their classrooms and after school activities.
The Fairchild Challenge has expanded to engage 150,000 students, nationally and internationally on an annual basis, and includes a Global Showcase in partnership with Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Schools and teachers are invited to participate in one or all Challenges.
ELC Theme for 2017-2018: Explore your connection to ocean health & human well-being through Blue Mind.
School Registration Form
Click here for Middle School Registration Form
Click here to see a summary of
the three challenges
Click here to Download Program Guidelines and Procedures Document
Click here to download Challenge 1 description page
Click here to download evaluation forms for Challenge 1
Click here to download the Challenge 2 description page
Click here to download evaluation forms for Challenge 2
Click here to download the Challenge 3 description page
Click here to download evaluation forms for Challenge 3
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