• Ask Ginger: Importance of Fiber
    Oct 31
    2017

    Ask Ginger: Importance of Fiber

    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: Why is fiber...

  • This Week at Phipps: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5
    Oct 30
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 30 – Nov. 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...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Spinach
    Oct 27
    2017

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Spinach

    By Amy Reed, general manager, Café Phipps

    Spinach is wonderful to eat without any special preparation. If the leaves have heavy stems you may want to remove them. Spinach also a great addition to salad greens and particularly delicious when sautéed. Add it to soups,...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Frosty Mornings
    Oct 26
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Frosty Mornings

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

    Have you ever wondered how frost forms? Grab a fuzzy scarf, and let’s explore!

  • This Week at Phipps: Oct. 23 – 29
    Oct 23
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 23 – 29

    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: Finding Healthy Food Options at Restaurants
    Oct 23
    2017

    Food in the News: Finding Healthy Food Options at Restaurants

    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...

  • Enter the Healthy Halloween Photo Contest for a Chance to Win a Phipps Family Membership
    Oct 20
    2017

    Enter the Healthy Halloween Photo Contest for a Chance to Win a Phipps Family Membership

    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...

  • Meet a Scientist: Dr. Rika Carlsen
    Oct 20
    2017

    Meet a Scientist: Dr. Rika Carlsen

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

    This month's Meet a Scientist this Saturday, Oct. 21, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Tropical Forest. Come meet Dr. Rika Carlsen, assistant professor at Robert Morris University, and learn about her work to understand...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Circadian Rhythms
    Oct 19
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Circadian Rhythms

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

    Since circadian rhythms have been making the news lately with the Nobel announcements, let’s look a little closer at what a circadian rhythm really is.

  • This Week at Phipps: Oct. 16 – 22
    Oct 16
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 16 – 22

    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: Navigating Lactose Intolerance
    Oct 16
    2017

    Ask Ginger: Navigating Lactose Intolerance

    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 just found out...

  • #bioPGH Blog: On the Wings of Migration
    Oct 12
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: On the Wings of Migration

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

    Have you ever wondered how birds manage to fly such long distances on migration? From energetics to body size ratios, there is quite a lot involved, but wing shape is a good place to start. Let’s explore!...

  • Phipps’ EcoFamilies Share Their Research!
    Oct 10
    2017

    Phipps’ EcoFamilies Share Their Research!

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

    Phipps' EcoFamilies shared the results of their research projects at a science fair in the Center for Sustainable Landscapes!

  • This Week at Phipps: Oct. 9 – 15
    Oct 09
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 9 – 15

    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: Mt. Washington Children’s Center
    Oct 09
    2017

    Health in Motion: Mt. Washington Children’s Center

    By Malarie Dauginikas, Mt. Washington Children's Center Volunteer

    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...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Corn on the Blog
    Oct 05
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Corn on the Blog

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

    Most of us would probably not recognize corn’s wild cousin if we saw it, especially when we consider all of the variation in modern corn, so lend an ear and let’s explore!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Robin Weinstein
    Oct 05
    2017

    Volunteer Spotlight: Robin Weinstein

    By Carina Martin

    To Robin Weinstein, nurturing plants and nurturing people are one and the same. Robin had no way of knowing that her love of home gardening, sparked by her sister over twenty years ago, would eventually lead her to a job guiding...

  • This Week at Phipps: Oct. 2 – 8
    Oct 02
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 2 – 8

    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...