• This Week at Phipps: Feb. 28 – March 5
    Feb 27
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 28 – March 5

    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...

  • Recap: Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s Second Annual 5-2-1-0 Day
    Feb 24
    2017

    Recap: Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s Second Annual 5-2-1-0 Day

    By Ashlee Cubarney, Let's Move Pittsburgh program assistant

    On Sun., Feb. 19, Let’s Move Pittsburgh held its second annual 5-2-1-0 Day at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. 5-2-1-0 is a movement to reinforce healthy lifestyle choices that benefit local kids and their families...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Broccoli
    Feb 23
    2017

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Broccoli

    By Dana Patton, 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. Broccoli Why:...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Skunk Cabbages: Our Stinky Little Signs of Spring
    Feb 23
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Skunk Cabbages: Our Stinky Little Signs of Spring

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

    Have you ever wondered about a curious little plant that sprouts through cold weather and announces its presence with a distinct odor? Let’s learn more about it!

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Optional Video Challenge
    Feb 22
    2017

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Optional Video Challenge

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    Optional Video Challenge: "Climate Change Hero" In this second-to-last challenge of the school year, we want to hear how local individuals are making a difference in response to climate change.  Climate Change can seem like...

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

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 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...

  • Policy Update: Improvements in Breastfeeding Practices as a Result of Women, Infant and Children
    Feb 20
    2017

    Policy Update: Improvements in Breastfeeding Practices as a Result of Women, Infant and Children

    By Kelly Regan, Let's Move Pittsburgh

    To increase awareness of children’s health and wellness initiatives, Phipps' Let’s Move Pittsburgh project provides Policy Update, a column on local, state and national health policies that impact you. WIC,...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Backyard Biodiversity
    Feb 16
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Backyard Biodiversity

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

    There's no time for winter blues when the wonders of nature are beckoning!

  • Health in Motion: Meet Dana Scarpino
    Feb 14
    2017

    Health in Motion: Meet Dana Scarpino

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    Let's Move Pittsburgh had the pleasure of interviewing Dana Scarpino, a Marketing Manager for Community Relations at UPMC Health Plan and an active member of our Executive Committee. During her interview we discussed...

  • #bioPGH Special Update: Let the Wind Howl
    Feb 13
    2017

    #bioPGH Special Update: Let the Wind Howl

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

    Special update on Pittsburgh's bald eagle nest in the Hays neighborhood.

  • This Week at Phipps: Feb. 13 – 19
    Feb 13
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 13 – 19

    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: What Happens on the Mon
    Feb 09
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: What Happens on the Mon

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

    What happens in the Monongahela River stays in the Monongahela River…and the Ohio River, and the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #3 Winners Announced!
    Feb 08
    2017

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #3 Winners Announced!

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our latest visual art challenge! Wow — the entries we received were inspiring, educational, whimsical and striking to say the least. It was a joy to look through all of the entries,...

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Ken Yonek
    Feb 07
    2017

    Volunteer Spotlight: Ken Yonek

    By Sara Saltiel

    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: Feb. 6 – 12
    Feb 06
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 6 – 12

    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: Activities for One Year Olds
    Feb 03
    2017

    Ask Ginger: Activities for One Year Olds

    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: I have a one year...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Oh Deer, a Coyote!
    Feb 02
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Oh Deer, a Coyote!

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

    Let’s uncover a bit more about our secretive canid neighbors, shall we!