Apga Award To Fairchild Challenge
The American Public Gardens Association (APGA) honored The Fairchild Challenge educational program at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables with its 2014 Award for Program Excellence, given out at the APGA’s annual meeting at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Amy Padolf, director of education at Fairchild Garden, accepted the award on behalf of Fairchild and was recognized by her peers for her work in public horticulture. The Fairchild Challenge interdisciplinary STEM education competition now reaches 125,000 students in South Florida at more than 273 schools from PreK-12. Pictured: APGA Award – Amy Padolf, Patsy Benveniste (Chicago Botanic Garden), Dr. Casey Sclar (American Public Gardens Association (APGA), Catherine Hubbard (ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden).