Fairchild Challenge: And the winners are…

For the last two years, Bok Tower Gardens education staff has been hosting The Fairchild Challenge, an environmental education outreach program and competition designed by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in Miami. Middle schools throughout Polk County are invited to participate in this satellite program by completing Challenge options ranging from writing and art, graphic design and video production, to school gardening and botanical fashion design.

Polk County teachers and students that participated in this year’s Fairchild Challenge joined us at the Gardens on May 18 for an Awards Ceremony where the winners were announced. We’re proud to showcase some of their work and announce the winners of this year’s Challenge. The three top-scoring schools were awarded $1,000, $500, or $250, to support or enhance environmental activities at their school.

Take a look at some of this year’s student entries

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And this year’s winners are…

Option1st Place2nd Place3rd Place
NewsletterMcLaughlin Middle SchoolSouthwest Middle SchoolMcLaughlin Middle School & Southwest Middle School
ArtEdward W. Bok AcademyMcLaughlin Middle SchoolSouthwest Middle School
LogoMcLughlin Middle SchoolSouthwest Middle School & McLaughlin Middle SchoolSouthwest Middle School
VideoSouthwest Middle SchoolMcLaughlin Middle SchoolEdward W. Bok Academy
Global ChallengeMcLaughlin Middle SchoolEdward W. Bok AcademyMcLughline Middle School

Overall School Awards

1st Place2nd Place3rd Place
McLaughlin Middle School & Fine Arts AcademySouthwest Middle SchoolEdward W. Bok Academy
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