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

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 19 – 25

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    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...

  • Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 2018
    Nov 19
    2018

    Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 2018

    By Laura Leiden, MS, RD, LDN - Let's Move Pittsburgh Team

    The CDC just released the Second Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans together with the national campaign Move Your Way! Often times when we think of exercise, images of bench pressing heavy weights, jogging...

  • #bioPGH Blog: The Story of a Leaf
    Nov 15
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: The Story of a Leaf

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

    Let’s take a moment, though, to appreciate the full life story of a leaf. We might not be so disappointed that the fall colors are past for the year!

  • Meet a Scientist: Dr. Wynn Meyer and Rachel Reeb
    Nov 14
    2018

    Meet a Scientist: Dr. Wynn Meyer and Rachel Reeb

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

    On Saturday, November 17, from 1:30-3:30 pm, come to the Tropical Forest to meet local scientists Dr. Wynn Meyer and doctoral student Rachel Reeb, both from the University of Pittsburgh....

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #1 Winners Announced!
    Nov 12
    2018

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #1 Winners Announced!

    By Emily Johns, High School Program Coordinator

    Thank you to the many schools that submitted entries for Challenge #1!  In this first challenge of the 2018-2019 school year, students combined both writing and visual arts skills in their submissions.  The middle school...

  • This Week at Phipps: Nov. 12 – 18
    Nov 12
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 12 – 18

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    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: Tuber Time!
    Nov 08
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Tuber Time!

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

    Let’s dig a little deeper into the biology of a holiday dinner staple: tubers!

  • This Week at Phipps: Nov. 5 – 11
    Nov 05
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 5 – 11

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    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...

  • A Thoughtful Thanksgiving: Southern Edition
    Nov 02
    2018

    A Thoughtful Thanksgiving: Southern Edition

    By Eboni Poole, MPH

    The holidays and many delicious foods are close enough to smell. Let's Move is challenging you to increase your meals nutritional value this holiday season! 

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Butternut Squash
    Nov 02
    2018

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Butternut Squash

    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. Butternut Squash Why:...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Mimicry - Nature’s Trick or Treat
    Nov 01
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Mimicry - Nature’s Trick or Treat

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

    Nature has its own bag of tricks or treats - let's explore!

  • The Biophilic Mind: Greenness and Child Cognitive Development
    Nov 01
    2018

    The Biophilic Mind: Greenness and Child Cognitive Development

    By Dr. Katilyn Mascatelli, Human Ecologist

    Kids who live in areas with more greenness have greater improvements in cognitive development.