2016 Eco-Challenge Recap
Sep 29

2016 Eco-Challenge Recap

By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

What bright, thoughtful, innovative youth we have here in Pittsburgh! We just concluded a very exciting and successful Eco-Challenge to kick off to the 2016 – 2017 Fairchild Challenge. Visiting students got to participate in exciting activities from interviewing our Botany in Action Fellows to creating effective environmental billboards.

Join us in making a difference in your school and community. As Margaret Mead once wrote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” You can find everything you need for Challenge #1, including registration forms, specific requirements, posters, standards, and rubrics on our website. Best of luck!

We would like to give a special shout out to AIU, our Botany in Action Fellows and Phipps volunteers for lending us your expertise and making the 2016 Eco-Challenge a success! 

Have questions? Contact Emily Nye at enye@phipps.conservatory.org  or 412/622-6915, ext. 3905.

About the Fairchild Challenge: Developed by the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Fl., and adopted by Phipps as a satellite partner in 2008, The Fairchild Challenge offers a menu of interdisciplinary challenges for grades 6 – 8 and grades 9 – 12, attracting students of diverse interests, abilities, talents and backgrounds. The Challenge empowers young people to engage in civic life and encourages them to become energetic and knowledgeable members of their communities.