• #bioPGH Blog: A Sketch Worth a Thousand Words
    Aug 31
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: A Sketch Worth a Thousand Words

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

    As recently as the last century, sketches and drawings were an essential tool in skill box of a naturalist, but it's not a lost art!

  • Enter the 5-2-1-0 Back-to-School Photo Contest for a Chance to Win Phipps Passes
    Aug 29
    2017

    Enter the 5-2-1-0 Back-to-School Photo Contest for a Chance to Win Phipps Passes

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    The 5-2-1-0 campaign reminds us to stay healthy by eating 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables, limiting recreational screen time to 2 hours or less, being active for 1 hour or more and drinking 0 sugary drinks and more...

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 28 – Sept. 3
    Aug 28
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 28 – Sept. 3

    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: How to Have a Healthy School Year
    Aug 25
    2017

    Ask Ginger: How to Have a Healthy School Year

    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 family and I are trying to...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Dozing Daisies - Exploring the Flowers that “Sleep” at Night
    Aug 24
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Dozing Daisies - Exploring the Flowers that “Sleep” at Night

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

    Have you noticed that some flowers seem curl up and "sleep" at night? Why do they do that? How do they do that? Let's explore!

  • Health in Motion: St. Bernard School
    Aug 23
    2017

    Health in Motion: St. Bernard School

    By Elizabeth Mick and Bernadette Hartman, St. Bernard School

    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: Aug. 21 – 27
    Aug 21
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 21 – 27

    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...

  • Food in the News: School Lunch Standards
    Aug 18
    2017

    Food in the News: School Lunch Standards

    By Kelly Regan, Let's Move Pittsburgh

    To increase awareness of children’s health and wellness topics, Phipps' Let’s Move Pittsburgh program presents Food in the News, a column on local, state and national health policies and nutrition related updates...

  • #bioPGH Blog: The Plant Without Chlorophyll
    Aug 17
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: The Plant Without Chlorophyll

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

    What would you call a beach without sand? A coffee shop without a latte? What about a plant without chlorophyll? That one is easy—Indian pipe!

  • Meet a Scientist: Layla Freeborn
    Aug 16
    2017

    Meet a Scientist: Layla Freeborn

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

    Learn about poison dart frogs and meet University of Pittbsurgh researcher Layla Freeborn in the Tropical Forest this Sat., Aug. 19, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 14 – 20
    Aug 13
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 14 – 20

    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...

  • Weddings Under Glass: Caitlin and Zach
    Aug 11
    2017

    Weddings Under Glass: Caitlin and Zach

    By Hannah Nowicki

    Weddings Under Glass is a monthly blog series where we highlight the stories of couples who chose to begin their happily ever after in the lush backdrop of Phipps, named one of the best outdoor garden wedding venues...

  • #bioPGH Blog: The Plants With a Bite!
    Aug 10
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: The Plants With a Bite!

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

    Pennsylvania is home to at least fourteen species of carnivorous plants; let’s explore our vicious vegetables, shall we?

  • At The Market: Mushrooms For Life
    Aug 07
    2017

    At The Market: Mushrooms For Life

    By Carina Martin

    At the Mushrooms for Life tent, tables brim with pungent delights. Maitake and chanterelle varieties boast a rich, beefy flavor, while oyster varieties — blue, king, and fluffy yellow — lend their velvety texture and...

  • This Week at Phipps: Aug. 7 – 13
    Aug 07
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Aug. 7 – 13

    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: Late Summer Veggies
    Aug 03
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Late Summer Veggies

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

    Join us this week as we talk to Phipps horticulturalist Mike Bechtel about planting a late summer veggie garden!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Betty Dillon
    Aug 03
    2017

    Volunteer Spotlight: Betty Dillon

    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...

  • At The Market: From the Earth
    Aug 01
    2017

    At The Market: From the Earth

    By Carina Martin

    Stepping under From the Earth's shady tent feels like entering an old-fashioned apothecary. Tinted bottles full of sweet-smelling herbal concoctions line the tables, along with handcrafted jewelry and décor. The sign...