• #bioPGH Blog: Pileated Woodpeckers
    Apr 27
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Pileated Woodpeckers

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

    Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap...ever wonder what a pileated woodpecker's drumming is all about? Or how their heads aren't bothered by it? Let's explore!

  • Health in Motion: Phipps Discovery Education
    Apr 25
    2017

    Health in Motion: Phipps Discovery Education

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    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...

  • This Week at Phipps: April 24 – 30
    Apr 24
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: April 24 – 30

    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...

  • Top Five Anywhere Exercises
    Apr 24
    2017

    Top Five Anywhere Exercises

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    All of these exercises can be done with limited space and no equipment! KNEELING PUSH-UPS Start with your knees on the ground, feet lifted and your hands directly underneath your shoulders. Put your body into a kneeling plank...

  • #bioPGH Blog: All the Colors in the Nest - The Story of Eggshell Coloration
    Apr 20
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: All the Colors in the Nest - The Story of Eggshell Coloration

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

    Bird eggs come in a wide variety of colors and patterns...why is that? 

  • Policy Update: School Breakfast
    Apr 18
    2017

    Policy Update: School Breakfast

    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. A new report...

  • This Week at Phipps: April 17 – 23
    Apr 17
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: April 17 – 23

    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: Leaping for Jumping Spiders!
    Apr 13
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Leaping for Jumping Spiders!

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

    What has eight legs, a leaping stride, and great eyes? Why jumping spiders, of course!

  • Meet a Scientist: Alyssa Lypson
    Apr 12
    2017

    Meet a Scientist: Alyssa Lypson

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

    Meet Alyssa Lypson, organic chemistry doctoral candidate from the University of Pittsburgh! She will be at Phipps Conservatory this Saturday, April 15, from 10:30 am-12:30 pm in the Gallery. ...

  • This Week at Phipps: April 10 – 16
    Apr 10
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: April 10 – 16

    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...

  • Cast Your Vote for Fairchild Challenge Videos
    Apr 10
    2017

    Cast Your Vote for Fairchild Challenge Videos

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    “Climate Change Hero”  Our Fairchild Challenge participants brought out their creative side in the optional challenge of the year, “Climate Change Hero.” In this challenge, we tasked students with...

  • Ask Ginger: Earth Day
    Apr 07
    2017

    Ask Ginger: Earth Day

    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: Earth Day is quickly...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Invasive Plants
    Apr 06
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Invasive Plants

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

    Little green invaders from somewhere far, far away have arrived and are stirring up trouble! But these invaders didn’t fly in on a space ship. They are invasive plants!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Patricia Knell
    Apr 03
    2017

    Volunteer Spotlight: Patricia Knell

    By Sarah Martin

    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: April 3 – 9
    Apr 03
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: April 3 – 9

    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...