• Why Should I Eat Beneficial Bacteria?
    Mar 15
    2019

    Why Should I Eat Beneficial Bacteria?

    By Jessica Rea, Let's Move Pittsburgh Intern

    Q: I’ve heard that yogurt is nutritious because it contains good bacteria. What does this mean? Thank you for your inquiry! This is a frequently asked question, so let’s start with the basics.   What Are...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Eggs in the Spring!
    Mar 14
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Eggs in the Spring!

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

    Eggs are common across the animal kingdom, but the biology of eggs across different groups of animals vary widely. Let's take a closer clook!

  • Meet a Scientist: Narthana Jeganathar Kanmanii and Mariah Denhart
    Mar 13
    2019

    Meet a Scientist: Narthana Jeganathar Kanmanii and Mariah Denhart

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

    Come meet local researchers Narthana Jeganathar Kanmanii and Mariah Denhart in Tropical Forest this Saturday, March 16, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.!

  • This Week at Phipps: March 11 – 17
    Mar 11
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: March 11 – 17

    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: The Photosynthesis Conundrum
    Mar 07
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: The Photosynthesis Conundrum

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

    A game of trivia was stumped by a photosynthesis mystery - let's get to the bottom of it!

  • The Biophilic Mind: Garden for your Health
    Mar 04
    2019

    The Biophilic Mind: Garden for your Health

    By Dr. Katilyn Mascatelli, Human Ecologist

    Now that we are in the last trenches of winter, I have turned my eye to an unlikely place—the garden. Imagining the pleasure of picking a fresh pepper from my garden in the late summer gets me through these weeks of cold and...

  • This Week at Phipps: March 4 – 10
    Mar 04
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: March 4 – 10

    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: Video Challenge Winners Announced!
    Mar 04
    2019

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Video Challenge Winners Announced!

    By Emily Johns, High School Program Coordinator

    Thank you to all the schools that submitted entries for our Optional Video Challenge!  This challenge, titled “Urban Gardens Infomercial,” tasked both middle and high school students with developing a business plan...

  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s Champion Schools Award Nominations Are Now Open!
    Mar 02
    2019

    Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s Champion Schools Award Nominations Are Now Open!

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    Phipps Conservatory-led program provides recognition and funding to area wellness programs, improving children’s health and well-being. 

  • #bioPGH Blog: Snowdrops
    Feb 28
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Snowdrops

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

    Snowdrops are slowly starting to appear in garden beds and forested areas. Let's explore these little winter blossoms!

  • This Week at Phipps: Feb. 25 – Mar. 3
    Feb 25
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 25 – Mar. 3

    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: Air Quality
    Feb 21
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Air Quality

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

    Pittsburgh still struggles with air quality, but do all of the air quality metrics mean and how can we help air quality in our city?

  • Now Accepting Applications: Phipps’ 2019 Summer Interns!
    Feb 21
    2019

    Now Accepting Applications: Phipps’ 2019 Summer Interns!

    By Emily Johns, High School Program Coordinator

    Are you passionate about environmental sustainability or want to learn more? Have you been considering a green career and you’re not sure where to start or how to narrow it down? Do you want to learn how to grow, harvest and...

  • Inside Eye Candy: A Guide to Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show
    Feb 20
    2019

    Inside Eye Candy: A Guide to Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show

    By Jordyn Melino, Associate Director of Exhibits

    In my ten years here at Phipps, Eye Candy has been the most sensory-rich Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show we have displayed — it is incredibly fragrant and colorful, with new ways of displaying orchids and added details to our...

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #3 Winners Announced!
    Feb 19
    2019

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #3 Winners Announced!

    By By Emily Johns, High School Program Coordinator

    Thank you to all the schools that submitted entries for Challenge #3!  This third challenge of the 2018-2019 Fairchild Challenge year focused on invasive species in Western Pennsylvania. ...

  • This Week at Phipps: Feb. 18 – Feb. 24
    Feb 18
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 18 – Feb. 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...

  • Four Foods to Green-Up Your Plate This March
    Feb 18
    2019

    Four Foods to Green-Up Your Plate This March

    By Catarina Marchioli, LMP Intern

    With March right around the corner it seems that everything is turning green, including dinner plates! Here are some festive ways to reach the goal of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables with produce in season during March. 1....

  • Weddings Under Glass: Jess and Bob
    Feb 15
    2019

    Weddings Under Glass: Jess and Bob

    By Kaitlyn Clem

    Weddings Under Glass is a monthly blog series where we highlight the stories of couples who chose to begin their happily ever after in the lush backdrop of Phipps, named one of the best outdoor garden wedding venues by Elle and...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Red and Gray Foxes
    Feb 14
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Red and Gray Foxes

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

    Have you seen either of these elusive canids?

  • Meet a Scientist: Daniel Perrefort and Taylor Zallek
    Feb 13
    2019

    Meet a Scientist: Daniel Perrefort and Taylor Zallek

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

    Come meet two local scientists in the Tropical Forest this Saturday, February 16, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.!

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