• Ask Ginger: How to Use and Store Fresh Herbs
    May 22
    2018

    Ask Ginger: How to Use and Store Fresh 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: I'd like to...

  • This Week at Phipps: May 21 – 27
    May 21
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: May 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...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Brown-headed Cowbirds
    May 18
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Brown-headed Cowbirds

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

    Parasitism - not just for worms and arthropods! Check a local feathered friend that makes a proper nuisance of itself.

  • Meet a Scientist: Michelle Valkanas and Sara McClelland
    May 14
    2018

    Meet a Scientist: Michelle Valkanas and Sara McClelland

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

    What do you get if you mix herpetology, microbiology, a dash of chemistry and local Pennsylvania water quality issues? You get the two researchers from this month’s Meet a Scientist Saturday!...

  • This Week at Phipps: May 14 – 20
    May 14
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: May 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...

  • Announcing the 2018 Champion Schools Awards
    May 11
    2018

    Announcing the 2018 Champion Schools Awards

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    Congratulations to all of our 2018 Champion Schools Awards winners! The following schools are awarded funding to “Bag the Junk” with projects that promote healthy food and nutrition education in schools, “Get Kids...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Shortcut to Mushrooms
    May 10
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Shortcut to Mushrooms

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

    We may not be hobbits in search of second breakfast, but many of us certainly enjoy the quest to find elusive fungi in the woods.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Colleen Rostas
    May 08
    2018

    Volunteer Spotlight: Colleen Rostas

    By Stephanie Bergan

    Discover how Colleen Rostas found her niche working in the Discovery program — along with her sidekicks and fellow volunteers Molly and Mike — and how she strives to make each guest's visit more meaningful. ...

  • This Week at Phipps: May 7 – 13
    May 07
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: May 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: Tulip Poplar
    May 03
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Tulip Poplar

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

    With a name like tulip poplar, it's hard to imagine a tree that is neither tulip nor poplar!

  • This Week at Phipps: April 30 – May 6
    Apr 30
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: April 30 – May 6

    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: Wildflower Wonderlands
    Apr 26
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Wildflower Wonderlands

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

    Where are the best spots around the city to find wonderlands of spring beauty?

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Rosemary
    Apr 24
    2018

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Rosemary

    By Chris Cox, 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. Rosemary...

  • This Week at Phipps: April 23 – 29
    Apr 23
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: April 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...

  • 5-2-1-0 Blog – Local Pitt Professors Contribute to Updated National Physical Activity Guidelines
    Apr 20
    2018

    5-2-1-0 Blog – Local Pitt Professors Contribute to Updated National Physical Activity Guidelines

    By Kelly Regan

    Two of Pittsburgh’s top academics spent the past year+ working on a project with national-level health impacts! Professor Kirk Erickson from the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, and Professor John...

  • Health in Motion: Phipps’ Own Dr. Sarah States
    Apr 20
    2018

    Health in Motion: Phipps’ Own Dr. Sarah States

    By Kelly Regan

    Brought to you by Let’s Move Pittsburgh, the Health in Motion blog series is intended to showcase the efforts of schools and community organizations in the Pittsburgh region who are leading children to a healthier future. A...

  • Food in the News: Updated “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” Produce Lists
    Apr 20
    2018

    Food in the News: Updated “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” Produce Lists

    By Kelly Regan

    Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a list of the 12 produce items that contain the most pesticides, and the 15 produce items that contain the least. These “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15”...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Spring Baby Boom!
    Apr 19
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Spring Baby Boom!

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

    For our local wildlife, spring is still a baby boom season, even with a dusting of snow. When are some of our local wildlife babies born, and what should you do if you happen upon a “lost” little furred or feathered...

  • Weddings Under Glass: Ariella and Dana
    Apr 19
    2018

    Weddings Under Glass: Ariella and Dana

    By Hannah Tchetchko

    Ariella and Dana have loved sharing everything with each other since their first conversation. Read about how their first sweet memories influenced their floral Troical Forest Patio ceremony and Special Events Hall reception....

  • Meet a Scientist: Mondraya Howard
    Apr 18
    2018

    Meet a Scientist: Mondraya Howard

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

    Come meet local scientist Mondraya Howard, Ph.D. student from the University of Pittsburgh, this Saturday, April 21, from 1:30-3:30 pm in the Tropical Forest.

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