• #bioPGH: Spring into the Outdoors!
    Mar 30
    2017

    #bioPGH: Spring into the Outdoors!

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

    Come with me on a trip through the park, and perhaps you can hit the trails in person soon enough as well!

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #5
    Mar 28
    2017

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #5

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    It’s here! Not summer, but the last challenge in the 2016 – 2017 Fairchild Challenge! This year Phipps has received so many creative and thoughtful entries showing us your commitment to the environment, and we cannot...

  • This Week at Phipps: March 27 – April 2
    Mar 27
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: March 27 – April 2

    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...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Asparagus
    Mar 27
    2017

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Asparagus

    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. Asparagus Why:...

  • #bioPGH Blog: The Spring Equinox
    Mar 23
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: The Spring Equinox

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

    This week, we marked the official end of winter with the spring equinox! What's the planetary scoop behind the seasonal celebration?

  • Practice 5-2-1-0 at Phipps
    Mar 23
    2017

    Practice 5-2-1-0 at Phipps

    By Ashlee Cubarney, Let's Move Pittsburgh Program Assistant

    Spring has sprung here at Phipps! Come visit the Conservatory to see our beautiful blooms and get healthy while you’re here! Continuing reading to find out how to incorporate 5-2-1-0 into your next visit. 5-2-1-0 is a...

  • Policy Update: Changes to Nutrition Facts Labels
    Mar 23
    2017

    Policy Update: Changes to Nutrition Facts Labels

    By Kelly Regan, Let's Move Pittsburgh CDC Associate

    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. In the next...

  • This Week at Phipps: March 20 – 26
    Mar 20
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: March 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...

  • Health in Motion: East Union Intermediate Center
    Mar 20
    2017

    Health in Motion: East Union Intermediate Center

    By Sherry Soxman

    This article is part of a series called Health in Motion brought to you by Let’s Move Pittsburgh. Health in Motion is intended to showcase the efforts of schools and community organizations in the Pittsburgh region that are...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Maple Syrup Season
    Mar 16
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Maple Syrup Season

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

    The past and present collide when it comes to maple trees and maple syrup. Learn all about it!

  • This Week at Phipps: March 13 – 19
    Mar 13
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: March 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...

  • Ask Ginger: National Nutrition Month®
    Mar 13
    2017

    Ask Ginger: National Nutrition Month®

    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: What are some ways I...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Salamanders in the Spring
    Mar 09
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Salamanders in the Spring

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

    On an early night in spring, when the peepers are calling and the rain is falling, you just might catch a glimpse of a spotted salamander.

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #4 Winners Announced!
    Mar 07
    2017

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #4 Winners Announced!

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    Thank you to the many schools that submitted an entry for Challenge #4, “Environmental News.” We received so many inspiring and thoughtful opinion pieces! It was a pleasure to read what the bright minds of tomorrow have...

  • This Week at Phipps: March 6 – 12
    Mar 06
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: March 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...

  • #bioPGH Blog: How Do Buds Know When to Bloom?
    Mar 02
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: How Do Buds Know When to Bloom?

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

    Have you ever wondered how flower buds know when to bloom? Let’s explore this together!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Lynn Hawker
    Mar 02
    2017

    Volunteer Spotlight: Lynn Hawker

    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...