• This Week at Phipps: Jan. 22 – 28
    Jan 22
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Jan. 22 – 28

    By Phipps Conservatory

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • The Fairchild Challenge Focuses on Food Waste
    Jan 22
    2018

    The Fairchild Challenge Focuses on Food Waste

    By Ashlee Cubarney, Let's Move Pittsburgh program assistant

    This month we wanted to highlight a program we have here at Phipps and how it is impacting local students! Now in its ninth year at Phipps, the Fairchild Challenge is a free, interdisciplinary, environmental science competition for...

  • Food in the News: Universities Fighting Food Insecurity
    Jan 22
    2018

    Food in the News: Universities Fighting Food Insecurity

    By Kelly Regan, Let's Move Pittsburgh CDC Associate

    To increase awareness of children’s health and wellness topics, Phipps' Let’s Move Pittsburgh program presents Food in the News, a column on local, state and national health policies and nutrition related updates...

  • #bioPGH: Winter Biochemistry - Nature’s Antifreezes
    Jan 18
    2018

    #bioPGH: Winter Biochemistry - Nature’s Antifreezes

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Coordinator

    It’s been a chilly week in Pittsburgh! How do organisms without fur or feathers stay alive in freezing weather?

  • Health in Motion: Bellevue Elementary
    Jan 17
    2018

    Health in Motion: Bellevue Elementary

    By Sharon Trimber, 5th grade teacher

    This article is a part of a series called Health in Motion brought you by Let’s Move Pittsburgh. Health in Motion is intended to showcase the efforts of schools and community organizations in the Pittsburgh region who are...

  • Meet a Scientist: Mondraya Howard and Sara McClelland
    Jan 17
    2018

    Meet a Scientist: Mondraya Howard and Sara McClelland

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Coordinator

    This Saturday, Jan. 20, from 1:30-3:30, Phipps Conservatory is excited to host Mondraya Howard and Sara McClelland for this month's Meet a Scientist!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Sheila Levine
    Jan 16
    2018

    Volunteer Spotlight: Sheila Levine

    By Carina Martin

    Phipps is well-known for our beautiful gardens, seasonal flower shows, pioneering sustainability initiatives, informative educational programs and community outreach. None of our work, however, would be possible without the...

  • This Week at Phipps: Jan. 15 – 21
    Jan 15
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Jan. 15 – 21

    By Phipps Conservatory

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • Ask Ginger: Staying Active During the Winter
    Jan 12
    2018

    Ask Ginger: Staying Active During the Winter

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    You've got questions ... we’ve got answers! Email your queries about healthy foods, physical activity and screen time for kids and Ginger will answer them here on the Phipps blog.   Q: The winter months...

  • #bioPGH Blog: The Year of the the Bird
    Jan 11
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: The Year of the the Bird

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Coordinator

    In honor of the centennial of the historic Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 2018 has been named the Year of the Bird. Let's explore what this means and find out how we can all get involved!...

  • Weddings Under Glass: Danielle and Trent
    Jan 09
    2018

    Weddings Under Glass: Danielle and Trent

    By Hannah Tchetchko

    Phipps' Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall provided the perfect backdrop for this couple's "water and woods" themed wedding.

  • This Week at Phipps: Jan. 8 – 14
    Jan 08
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Jan. 8 – 14

    By Phipps Conservatory

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • #bioPGH Blog: It’s So Cold!
    Jan 04
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: It’s So Cold!

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Coordinator

    It has been a chilly past few weeks! Winter is thoroughly reminding us what time of year it is, but let’s check out this extra cold winter weather, shall we?

  • This Week at Phipps: Jan. 1 – 7
    Jan 02
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Jan. 1 – 7

    By Phipps Conservatory

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #2 Winners Announced!
    Dec 28
    2017

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #2 Winners Announced!

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our latest visual art challenge, “Petals & Pollinators”! Wow! We cannot wait to cover the walls in Phipps’ Center for Sustainable Landscapes with some of the beautiful...

  • #bioPGH: Great Snow by the Great Lakes
    Dec 28
    2017

    #bioPGH: Great Snow by the Great Lakes

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Coordinator

    Most of us at some point or other have pointed out that Erie receives “lake-effect” snow, but what exactly does that term mean? And is their latest snow record just usual lake effect snow, or is something else at work?...

  • #bioPGH Blog: A Meteor Shower for the Winter Solstice
    Dec 21
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: A Meteor Shower for the Winter Solstice

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Coordinator

    Today marks the winter solstice—the shortest day of the year and the official start of winter. And perfect timing for the Ursid meteor shower!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn Savikas
    Dec 19
    2017

    Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn Savikas

    By Carina Martin

    Many of Carolyn Savikas’ earliest memories revolve around gardens. Digging in her family’s vegetable plot. Going to the train station with her father to pick up flats of roses. Standing on the sidewalk in front of...

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 18 – 24
    Dec 18
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 18 – 24

    By Phipps Conservatory

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • #bioPGH Blog: A Snowy Owl Irruption!
    Dec 14
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: A Snowy Owl Irruption!

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Coordinator

    For most of us in PA, the most common time to spot a snowy owl might be when we’re waiting for a letter to arrive from a magical school, but now might be your chance!

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