• #bioPGH Blog: Joe-pye Weed
    Aug 16
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Joe-pye Weed

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

    There's not too many species of seven-foot tall, showy purple native plants, but the joe-pye weed is one of them!

  • Walk and Talk Reflections
    Aug 16
    2019

    Walk and Talk Reflections

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    A special thank-you to Maria Wheeler-Dubas Ph. D., Catalina Hoyos M.D., Keith Somers M.D., and Kathryn Hunninen of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy This week marks the end of Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s summer Walk and...

  • Weddings Under Glass: Christina and Michael
    Aug 16
    2019

    Weddings Under Glass: Christina and Michael

    By Gabriela Rossi

    Read how this couple's friendship blossomed into love that they celebrated at their bohemian-inspired fall wedding.

  • Meet a Scientist: Lauren Schricker and Rose Eilenberg
    Aug 14
    2019

    Meet a Scientist: Lauren Schricker and Rose Eilenberg

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

    Come meet local scientists Lauren Schricker and Rose Eilenberg in the Tropical Forest this Saturday, August 17, from 1:30-3:30 pm, for Meet a Scientist Saturday!

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Orchid Care
    Aug 13
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Orchid Care

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Have a question about your perennials, houseplants or turf grass? Worried about pests in the garden, hydrangeas that won't bloom, or tomatoes that died on the vine? Dr. Phipps can help! Ask Dr. Phipps is a free service...

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 12 — 18
    Aug 12
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 12 — 18

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    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...

  • Breathing in the ‘Burgh, Part III: What Can We Do to Help?
    Aug 08
    2019

    Breathing in the ‘Burgh, Part III: What Can We Do to Help?

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager, and Phipps Staff

    Pittsburgh struggles with air quality, having ranked 10th worst out for daily measure of fine particulate pollution by the American Lung Association in 2019, and we regularly note air quality warnings during weather broadcasts and...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Hummingbirds
    Aug 08
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Hummingbirds

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

    Hummingbirds seem to embody the spirit of a pixie, but they are tough as the Steel City!

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Citrus Seedlings
    Aug 05
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Citrus Seedlings

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Have a question about your perennials, houseplants or turf grass? Worried about pests in the garden, hydrangeas that won't bloom, or tomatoes that died on the vine? Dr. Phipps can help! Ask Dr. Phipps is a free service...

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 5 – 11
    Aug 05
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 5 – 11

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    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: In Honor of Shark Week, Reconsider Plastic!
    Aug 01
    2019

    #bioPGH: In Honor of Shark Week, Reconsider Plastic!

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

    In honor of Shark Week, let’s look at one way we impacts our oceans: our plastics.

  • Breathing in the ‘Burgh, Part II: How Does Air Pollution Harm Us?
    Aug 01
    2019

    Breathing in the ‘Burgh, Part II: How Does Air Pollution Harm Us?

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager, and Phipps Staff

    Pittsburgh struggles with air quality, having ranked 10th worst out for daily measure of fine particulate pollution by the American Lung Association in 2019, and we regularly note air quality warnings during weather broadcasts and...

  • Learning for a Greener Future 2019: Week 6
    Jul 31
    2019

    Learning for a Greener Future 2019: Week 6

    By Cheyenne Griffin and Cody Jones, Intern Leaders

    The Learning for a Greener Future internship is a six-week program offered by Phipps to Pittsburgh-area high school students. Cheyenne Griffin and Cody Jones completed the internship last summer and have returned this year as...

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Oh Gnats!
    Jul 30
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Oh Gnats!

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Have a question about your perennials, houseplants or turf grass? Worried about pests in the garden, hydrangeas that won't bloom, or tomatoes that died on the vine? Dr. Phipps can help! Ask Dr. Phipps is a free service...

  • Van Gogh Tribute Week: July 29 – Aug. 4
    Jul 29
    2019

    Van Gogh Tribute Week: July 29 – Aug. 4

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    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 Biophilic Mind: A Walk in the Park to Reduce Rumination
    Jul 25
    2019

    The Biophilic Mind: A Walk in the Park to Reduce Rumination

    By Dr. Katilyn Mascatelli, Human Ecologist

    If you have been following along on this blog, you are well aware of the benefits of experiencing nature. I am excited to share today’s study because it shows the same potential benefit in two ways, because twice the evidence...

  • Breathing in the ‘Burgh, Part I: What’s in Our Air, and Where Does It Come From?
    Jul 25
    2019

    Breathing in the ‘Burgh, Part I: What’s in Our Air, and Where Does It Come From?

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager, and Phipps Staff

    Pittsburgh struggles with air quality, having ranked 10th worst out for daily measure of fine particulate pollution by the American Lung Association in 2019, and we regularly note air quality warnings during weather broadcasts and...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Mosquitoes
    Jul 25
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Mosquitoes

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

    Get ready for the itch factor - it's mosquito time!

  • Learning for a Greener Future 2019: Week 5
    Jul 24
    2019

    Learning for a Greener Future 2019: Week 5

    By Cheyenne Griffin and Cody Jones, Intern Leaders

    The Learning for a Greener Future internship is a six-week program offered by Phipps to Pittsburgh-area high school students. Cheyenne Griffin and Cody Jones completed the internship last summer and have returned this year as...

  • Ask Dr. Phipps: Get a Jump on Japanese Beetles!
    Jul 23
    2019

    Ask Dr. Phipps: Get a Jump on Japanese Beetles!

    By Phipps Master Gardeners

    Have a question about your perennials, houseplants or turf grass? Worried about pests in the garden, hydrangeas that won't bloom, or tomatoes that died on the vine? Dr. Phipps can help! Ask Dr. Phipps is a free service...

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