• 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!

  • Meet a Scientist: Andrea Stevens and Wendy Lomicka
    Dec 13
    2017

    Meet a Scientist: Andrea Stevens and Wendy Lomicka

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

    For this month’s Meet a Scientist, come meet Andrea Stevens and Wendy Lomicka on Saturday, December 16, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm in the Tropical Forest.

  • Weddings Under Glass: Kate and Ryan
    Dec 11
    2017

    Weddings Under Glass: Kate and Ryan

    By Hannah Nowicki

    Read how Phipps' Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall created the perfect setting for nature lovers Kate and Ryan's September wedding.

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 11 – 17
    Dec 11
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 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: Five Ways to Explore Nature in December
    Dec 07
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Five Ways to Explore Nature in December

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

    The temperature may be dropping, but nature is still bustling with activity and has something for everyone…you just have to look for it.

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 4 – 10
    Dec 04
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 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...

  • #bioPGH Blog: A Frog Winter’s Nap
    Nov 30
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: A Frog Winter’s Nap

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

    Have you ever wondered where frogs go in the wintertime? Let’s explore!

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Ginger
    Nov 29
    2017

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Ginger

    By Amy Reed, general manager, Café Phipps

    Looking for adventure in the kitchen? Our monthly What We're Cooking with Now post features a fresh produce ingredient, explains how to find the market's finest, and includes a recipe or suggestions to try at home. Ginger...

  • This Week at Phipps: Nov. 27 – Dec. 3
    Nov 27
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 27 – Dec. 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...

  • Health in Motion: Let’s Move Pittsburgh 2017 Symposium
    Nov 24
    2017

    Health in Motion: Let’s Move Pittsburgh 2017 Symposium

    By Ashlee Cubarney, Let's Move Pittsburgh program assistant

    On Thursday, November 16 Let’s Move Pittsburgh hosted their fourth Symposium, "Growing Healthy Children", at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. This bi-annual event is held to convene professionals working in fields...

  • Food in the News: Breakthrough in New Food Packaging Material
    Nov 24
    2017

    Food in the News: Breakthrough in New Food Packaging Material

    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 Blog: A Turkey Tale
    Nov 22
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: A Turkey Tale

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

    Thanksgiving's most famous bird was once threatened with extinction from habitat loss and exploitation. Let's explore this conservation success story!

  • This Week at Phipps: Nov. 20 – 26
    Nov 20
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 20 – 26

    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: Oak Galls
    Nov 16
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Oak Galls

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

    Have you ever seen galls on leaves or trees? Let’s explore what’s happening with them!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Crawmer
    Nov 16
    2017

    Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Crawmer

    By Carina Martin

    Although Mike Crawmer has occasionally lent his weeding skills to the Phipps exhibit beds, he doesn’t pride himself on his emerald thumbs. “I plant seeds and I hope they grow,” he says. “That’s the...

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