• #bioPGH Blog: A Frog Winter’s Nap
    Nov 30
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: A Frog Winter’s Nap

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

    Have you ever wondered where frogs go in the wintertime? Let’s explore!

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Ginger
    Nov 29
    2017

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Ginger

    By Amy Reed, general manager, 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 or suggestions to try at home. Ginger...

  • This Week at Phipps: Nov. 27 – Dec. 3
    Nov 27
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 27 – Dec. 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...

  • Health in Motion: Let’s Move Pittsburgh 2017 Symposium
    Nov 24
    2017

    Health in Motion: Let’s Move Pittsburgh 2017 Symposium

    By Ashlee Cubarney, Let's Move Pittsburgh program assistant

    On Thursday, November 16 Let’s Move Pittsburgh hosted their fourth Symposium, "Growing Healthy Children", at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. This bi-annual event is held to convene professionals working in fields...

  • Food in the News: Breakthrough in New Food Packaging Material
    Nov 24
    2017

    Food in the News: Breakthrough in New Food Packaging Material

    By Kelly Regan, Let's Move Pittsburgh CDC Associate

    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: A Turkey Tale
    Nov 22
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: A Turkey Tale

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

    Thanksgiving's most famous bird was once threatened with extinction from habitat loss and exploitation. Let's explore this conservation success story!

  • This Week at Phipps: Nov. 20 – 26
    Nov 20
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 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...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Oak Galls
    Nov 16
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Oak Galls

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

    Have you ever seen galls on leaves or trees? Let’s explore what’s happening with them!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Crawmer
    Nov 16
    2017

    Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Crawmer

    By Carina Martin

    Although Mike Crawmer has occasionally lent his weeding skills to the Phipps exhibit beds, he doesn’t pride himself on his emerald thumbs. “I plant seeds and I hope they grow,” he says. “That’s the...

  • Meet a Scientist: Dr. Linda Peteanu and Anneliese Schmidt
    Nov 15
    2017

    Meet a Scientist: Dr. Linda Peteanu and Anneliese Schmidt

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

    Come to Phipps Conservatory for Meet a Scientist this Saturday, November 18, from 1:30-3:30 pm!

  • This Week at Phipps: Nov. 13 – 19
    Nov 14
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 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...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Oh Deer, Stuck in a Rut!
    Nov 09
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Oh Deer, Stuck in a Rut!

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

    This time of year, deer are particularly active, and especially the males have thrown caution to the wind. What is going, one might ask? Short answer: breeding season.

  • Weddings Under Glass: Jaime and Jon
    Nov 08
    2017

    Weddings Under Glass: Jaime and Jon

    By Hannah Nowicki

    Read about two families becoming one in Jon and Jaime's intimate, early spring ceremony in the Broderie Room.

  • This Week at Phipps: Nov. 6 – 12
    Nov 06
    2017

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 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: Will-o’-the-wisps, the Haunt of the Swamp
    Nov 02
    2017

    #bioPGH Blog: Will-o’-the-wisps, the Haunt of the Swamp

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

    Have you heard the old folklore about phantom lights called will-o'-the-wisps? In honor of this week’s night of haunts and ghouls, let’s explore this spooky sprite with a scientist’s eye!...