Create a lesson plan to teach K‐12 students about landscape architecture careers

Work as an individual or a team and tell us how you would share your love for landscape architecture. Winning lesson plans will be included in the first official FLAA Curriculum launch. All winners will be publicly recognized and student winners will be eligible to win one of five $500 scholarships.

How to Apply

1. Learn About the Challenge

The goal of this competition is to foster creativity and challenge participants to think about how they would share the career field of landscape architecture with young students.

2. Create a Lesson Plan

Lesson plans can be printable material, classroom projects, PowerPoint presentations, or outdoor activities. We encourage applicants to use their own creative ideas and formats for their lesson plans

3. Submit

  • Completed Application
  • Completed Lesson Plan Abstract
  • Completed Lesson Plan Outline
  • Completed Lesson Plan

Landscape architects, land planners, landscape designers, as well as university‐level landscape architecture students and land planning students are welcome to submit a teachable lesson plan on any topic related to landscape architecture. Curriculum Challenge entries may be submitted by individuals or by teams. More than one entry may be submitted.


  • Call for Entries April 1, 2018
  • Entry Deadline June 1, 2018
  • Notice of Selection August, 2018
  • Anticipated Launch October, 2018
  • Fee There is no fee to submit an entry

The selection jury will be composed of landscape architecture professionals and educators from various grade levels and backgrounds.

Selection Criteria:
Curriculum Challenge submissions will be evaluated by the selection jury. Winning lesson plans will be selected based solely on the materials submitted. The jury will consider creativity, clarity, completeness, age appropriateness, feasibility, innovation, thoughtfulness, and field‐relation.

Creators of winning lesson plans will be publicly recognized, will have their name and company or university listed on their winning lesson plan(s), and will be featured on the FLAA website.

Professional Awards:

  • Announcement and professional recognition within nationwide press releases
  • Inclusion in 2018 Curriculum Challenge unveiling on FLAA website

Students Awards

  • Announcement within nationwide press releases
  • Inclusion in 2018 Curriculum Challenge unveiling on FLAA website
  • $500 Curriculum Challenge Scholarship sponsored by Anova Furnishings (5 total)

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