• #bioPGH Blog: Were They or Weren’t They? The Pennsylvania Bison Natural History Mystery
    Feb 22
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Were They or Weren’t They? The Pennsylvania Bison Natural History Mystery

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

    Did bison ever really ever call Pennsylvania home? Let's explore this research adventure!

  • Food in the News: Major Plan to Overhaul SNAP Proposed Under New Administration
    Feb 22
    2018

    Food in the News: Major Plan to Overhaul SNAP Proposed Under New Administration

    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...

  • This Week at Phipps: Feb. 19 – 25
    Feb 19
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 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: Insects Under the Ice
    Feb 15
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Insects Under the Ice

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

    Let’s explore some of the more overlooked winter water creatures in our area—aquatic insects!

  • Meet a Scientist: Eileen Wong and Michael Polen
    Feb 14
    2018

    Meet a Scientist: Eileen Wong and Michael Polen

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

    Local scientists Eileen Wong and Mike Polen will be in the Tropical Forest in Palm Circle from 1:30-3:30 p.m., this Saturday, February 17. Be sure to stop by!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Demetria Marsh and Nancy Kline, Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania
    Feb 13
    2018

    Volunteer Spotlight: Demetria Marsh and Nancy Kline, Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania

    By Aurora Winwood

    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: Feb. 12 – 18
    Feb 12
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 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...

  • Weddings Under Glass: MieMie and Randy
    Feb 12
    2018

    Weddings Under Glass: MieMie and Randy

    By Hannah Tchetchko

    Phipps' Outdoor Garden provided Randy and MieMie with their dream ceremony venue for their August wedding. 

  • Ask Ginger: American Heart Month
    Feb 09
    2018

    Ask Ginger: American Heart Month

    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: February is...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Change Over Time
    Feb 08
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Change Over Time

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

    February 12 marks the birthday of none other than Charles Darwin. In honor of "Darwin Day," let's learn more about the biologist couple who saw his theories play out before their eyes....

  • Behind the Scenes of the Tropical Forest Cuba Installation
    Feb 06
    2018

    Behind the Scenes of the Tropical Forest Cuba Installation

    By Stephanie Bergan

    Our horticulture and facilities staff, construction workers and coordinators joined together and worked for countless hours to bring the biodiverse tropical forest of Cuba to Pittsburgh! Before the all-new exhibition officially...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Nature’s Sense of Timing
    Feb 02
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Nature’s Sense of Timing

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

    Have you noticed that while our calendars may be bursting with our to-do lists and buzzing with reminders, nature accomplishes her slow and steady processes through the year without a single sticky note? Let's explore the...

  • This Week at Phipps: Jan. 29 – Feb. 4
    Jan 29
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Jan. 29 – Feb. 4

    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: Parsnips
    Jan 29
    2018

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Parsnips

    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....

  • #bioPGH: Mad About Mud
    Jan 25
    2018

    #bioPGH: Mad About Mud

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

    There may have been some flurries here and there, but we’ve had a roughly week-long streak without snow on the ground. This means we’ve gotten a glorious glimpse of an underappreciated treasure, a treasure that is more...

  • Now Accepting Applications: Phipps’ 2018 Summer Internship!
    Jan 24
    2018

    Now Accepting Applications: Phipps’ 2018 Summer Internship!

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    Are you passionate about environmental sustainability or want to learn more? Have you been considering a green career and you’re not sure where to start or how to narrow it down? Do you want to learn how to grow, harvest and...

  • This Week at Phipps: Jan. 22 – 28
    Jan 22
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Jan. 22 – 28

    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...

  • The Fairchild Challenge Focuses on Food Waste
    Jan 22
    2018

    The Fairchild Challenge Focuses on Food Waste

    By Ashlee Cubarney, Let's Move Pittsburgh program assistant

    This month we wanted to highlight a program we have here at Phipps and how it is impacting local students! Now in its ninth year at Phipps, the Fairchild Challenge is a free, interdisciplinary, environmental science competition for...

  • Food in the News: Universities Fighting Food Insecurity
    Jan 22
    2018

    Food in the News: Universities Fighting Food Insecurity

    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: Winter Biochemistry - Nature’s Antifreezes
    Jan 18
    2018

    #bioPGH: Winter Biochemistry - Nature’s Antifreezes

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

    It’s been a chilly week in Pittsburgh! How do organisms without fur or feathers stay alive in freezing weather?

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