• Weddings Under Glass: Nina and Freddie
    Jun 30
    2017

    Weddings Under Glass: Nina and Freddie

    By Hannah Nowicki

    Read about how artistry brought Nina and Freddie together and inspired their unique Phipps wedding.

  • #bioPGH Blog: Ancient Giants
    Jun 29
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Ancient Giants

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

    The longevity and sky-reaching heights of trees have captured imaginations for millennia. Learn more about the legends and lives of leafy giants!

  • At The Market: Belle Farm
    Jun 28
    2017

    At The Market: Belle Farm

    By Carina Martin

    Goats may not be the cleanest creatures, but their milk can keep you squeaky clean. Belle Farm grew from proprietors Cindy and Lou Bagwell’s desire to provide a gentler alternative to harsh soaps and scrubs. Crafted from...

  • Ask Ginger: How to Store Leftover Herbs
    Jun 27
    2017

    Ask Ginger: How to Store Leftover Herbs

    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: We've been growing fresh herbs...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Watermelons
    Jun 27
    2017

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Watermelons

    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. Watermelons Why:...

  • This Week at Phipps: June 26 – July 2
    Jun 26
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: June 26 – July 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...

  • At the Market: Pure Energy Succulents
    Jun 26
    2017

    At the Market: Pure Energy Succulents

    By Carina Martin

    Pure Energy Succulents' plastic-covered tables are a prickly, sticky wonderland. Dainty miniatures squat behind a “2 for $3” sticky note, thorny pink plants crowd their planters, and lush garden aloe spills over the...

  • Game of Drones: A Tale of Palace Intrigue at Phipps’ Observational Beehive
    Jun 22
    2017

    Game of Drones: A Tale of Palace Intrigue at Phipps’ Observational Beehive

    By Jenna Bodnar

    To the unsuspecting eye, a quick glance at Phipps’ observational beehive in the SEED Classroom may look uncomplicated. Bees leave, bees gather nectar and pollen, bees come back, bees make honey – end of story. However,...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Pollinator Week!
    Jun 22
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Pollinator Week!

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

    June 17-25 is National Pollinator Week! Let's celebrate the wildlife that provide a tremendous ecosystem service.

  • Policy Update: Snapshot of the Global Food Policy Report
    Jun 22
    2017

    Policy Update: Snapshot of the Global Food Policy Report

    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. On March 23,...

  • This Week at Phipps: June 19 – 25
    Jun 19
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: June 19 – 25

    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: BioBlitz 2017 Results
    Jun 15
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: BioBlitz 2017 Results

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

    Find out what species were documented at the 2017 BioBlitz!

  • Meet a Scientist: Kelly George
    Jun 14
    2017

    Meet a Scientist: Kelly George

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

    This Saturday, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., come to the Tropical Forest and meet local scientist Kelly George—a chemistry doctoral student at the University of Pittsburgh!

  • Health in Motion: Shaler Area High School
    Jun 12
    2017

    Health in Motion: Shaler Area High School

    By Christina Palladino and Kate Elder, Shaler Area High School GATE teachers

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

  • This Week at Phipps: June 12 – 18
    Jun 12
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: June 12 – 18

    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: Join us for the BioBlitz!
    Jun 08
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Join us for the BioBlitz!

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

    What are you doing this Sunday, June 11?  We hope to see you at our second annual BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Sibylle Ingold
    Jun 06
    2017

    Volunteer Spotlight: Sibylle Ingold

    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: June 5 – 11
    Jun 05
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: June 5 – 11

    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...

  • 2016 – 2017 Fairchild Challenge Awards Announced
    Jun 02
    2017

    2016 – 2017 Fairchild Challenge Awards Announced

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    Congratulations to all of our 2016 – 2017 Fairchild Challenge participants. This year brought in many fantastic entries. We saw sophisticated children’s books, detailed app concepts, stunning botanical illustrations,...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Ecology Lessons from Pennsylvania Darters
    Jun 01
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Ecology Lessons from Pennsylvania Darters

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

    Pennsylvania's darters are intriguing on their own, but they are also a great example of ecological principles!