Growing Young Scientists

A Final Opportunity to Prep for Space Farming

April 2019

This month is the last chance for your budding scientist to take Sunday classes at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, in preparation for the garden’s summertime Growing Beyond Earth Innovation Studio. The studio, a so-called “makerspace,” is being created in partnership with NASA to help study food production in space.

In anticipation of that, Fairchild is offering Sunday classes through the end of April in design thinking, 3D printing, basic circuitry and, of course, how to build your own plant-growing pods.

The classes are designed for kids ages 7 and up (13 and up for 3D printing). When the Innovation Studio launches, it will be the first public facility dedicated to help NASA solve deep-space food production challenges. For the prep courses, visit