The Fairchild Challenge


This free, multidisciplinary, standards-based, STE(A)M-focused environmental education program for Middle School and High School classrooms provides teachers with another tool to deliver core curriculum, and gives students an opportunity to shine. By appealing to students’ innate sense of creativity and curiosity about the world around them, the Challenge invites learners to investigate environmental issues, devise imaginative and effective responses to these issues and to take action–at any level–to address them.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a partner in the growing consortium offering The Fairchild Challenge, a program launched in 2002 by The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Florida.

Consider participating in this exciting program! Call Dr. Mark Miller, Fairchild Challenge Coordinator, at 614.715.8030 or email ( to arrange a meeting at your school.


Download 2016-2017 Fairchild Challenge Flyer

Download the 2016-2017 Fairchild Challenge registration packet for High Schools

Download the 2016-2017 Fairchild Challenge registration packet for Middle Schools

Learn more about the national Fairchild Challenge program