• Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #4
    Jan 31
    2017

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #4

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    Have you ever heard environmental news that made you stop and think, feel concern or get inspired? The Fairchild Challenge at Phipps has just the right challenge for you! Phipps wants you to find an article on a current...

  • Policy Update: FDA Vending Machine Regulations
    Jan 30
    2017

    Policy Update: FDA Vending Machine Regulations

    By Kelly Regan, Let's Move Pittsburgh

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled that vending machine operators who own or operate 20 or more vending machines must display the calorie information of food sold on the machine itself. This regulation upholds an...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Winter’s Winterberries
    Jan 26
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Winter’s Winterberries

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

    In spite of gray January days, there is a particularly cheery pop of color you might have noticed here and there across Pennsylvania: the bright, vibrant red of winterberries!

  • Health in Motion: Meet Dr. Sharon Taverno Ross
    Jan 20
    2017

    Health in Motion: Meet Dr. Sharon Taverno Ross

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    Let's Move Pittsburgh had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Sharon Taverno Ross, a professor in the Department of Health & Physical Activity at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of our Executive Committee. During her...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Pineapple
    Jan 20
    2017

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Pineapple

    By Amy Reed, executive chef, 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 to try at home. Pineapple...

  • #bioPGH Blog: More Than Just The Night Sky
    Jan 19
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: More Than Just The Night Sky

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

    Are we humans the only ones who have learned to use the night sky? Excitingly enough, we are not!

  • #bioPGH Blog: All in a Day’s Ecosystem Service!
    Jan 12
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: All in a Day’s Ecosystem Service!

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

    How does sledding in the winter time fit into an ecological concept that encompasses everything from our food supply to the global economy? Let's find out!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Marjory Lenox
    Jan 11
    2017

    Volunteer Spotlight: Marjory Lenox

    By Karen Santelli

    Sharing information and getting people “connected” is what inspires volunteer docent Marjory Lenox. The former English teacher and retired Director of Communications for Christ Methodist Church in Bethel Park has been...

  • Our Summer High School Internship Is Open for Applications
    Jan 10
    2017

    Our Summer High School Internship Is Open for Applications

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    For nearly 20 years Phipps Conservatory has offered an extraordinary summer internship opportunity for high school students, and applications are now being accepted for 2017! Whether you are passionate about environmental...

  • #bioPGH Blog: A Seasonal Tradition of Citizen Science
    Jan 06
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: A Seasonal Tradition of Citizen Science

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

    Outside the kitchen window, the sun was rising over the snowy, tree-covered hillsides — streaks of pink light contrasting with the blue-tinted shadows of the early morning. Inside that kitchen in Hampton Township, just north...

  • Ask Ginger: How to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits
    Jan 05
    2017

    Ask Ginger: How to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits

    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: My toddler only wants to...