• What We’re Cooking With Now: Kale
    Nov 29
    2018

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Kale

    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. Kale Why: One of...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Golden-crowned Kinglet
    Nov 29
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Golden-crowned Kinglet

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

    Golden-crowned kinglets may be a small bird, but they are little powerhouses!

  • Providence Connections: Real Kids, Real Food
    Nov 26
    2018

    Providence Connections: Real Kids, Real Food

    By Maris Altieri

    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....

  • This Week at Phipps: Nov. 26 – Dec. 2
    Nov 26
    2018

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 26 – Dec. 2

    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...

  • The Biophilic Mind: Who Deals Best with Stress - City Dwellers or Farmers?
    Nov 26
    2018

    The Biophilic Mind: Who Deals Best with Stress - City Dwellers or Farmers?

    By Dr. Katilyn Mascatelli, Human Ecologist

    Have you ever been on a farm? I have. I grew up visiting my grandparents’ dairy farm in rural Ohio, so the sights and smells of farm life are familiar to me. Being on the farm always made me feel closer to the earth, and now...

  • Phipps 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
    Nov 23
    2018

    Phipps 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

    By Kaitlyn Clem

    Looking for the perfect gift for all the loved ones on your list this holiday season? The Shop at Phipps is here to help. Browse our curated, one-of-a-kind Holiday Gift Guide for handmade, heartfelt and nature-inspired gifts that...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Instead of Black Friday…Biophilic Friday!
    Nov 21
    2018

    #bioPGH Blog: Instead of Black Friday…Biophilic Friday!

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

    If you’re thinking about changing up your Black Friday routine, here are five nature-themed activities you can do instead of shopping!

  • 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

    With the holiday season in full blast, it can be difficult to stay on track with our health. Check out these festive Southern recipes that are both nutritious and delicious!

  • 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.