• #bioPGH: Moth Matters
    May 31
    2018

    #bioPGH: Moth Matters

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

    Moths are often the forgotten Lepidopterans while butterflies tend to attract most of our attention. Let’s celebrate our local moths, shall we?

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Asparagus
    May 29
    2018

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Asparagus

    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. Asparagus Why:...

  • This Week at Phipps: May 28 – June 3
    May 29
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: May 28 – June 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...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Canada Geese in Pittsburgh
    May 25
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Canada Geese in Pittsburgh

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

    Canada geese are prominent part of Pittsburgh’s urban wildlife. And when you think about it, they have proven themselves to be hardy and resilient, just like Pittsburghers!

  • Food in the News: 2018 Food & Health Survey
    May 24
    2018

    Food in the News: 2018 Food & Health Survey

    By 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...

  • Weddings Under Glass: Cindy and Marty
    May 24
    2018

    Weddings Under Glass: Cindy and Marty

    By Jessica Ignasky

    The Broderie Room offered a beautiful, tranquil setting for Cindy and Marty's intimate wedding. 

  • Weddings Under Glass: Jamie and Joe
    May 24
    2018

    Weddings Under Glass: Jamie and Joe

    By Hannah Tchetchko

    Phipps' Tropical Forest Patio with breathtaking sunset views was the perfect venue for Jamie and Joe's summer wedding.

  • 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.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa Schrott
    May 15
    2018

    Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa Schrott

    By Stephanie Bergan

    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...

  • 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!