• 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!