• #bioPGH Blog: Snowdrops
    Feb 28
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Snowdrops

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

    Snowdrops are slowly starting to appear in garden beds and forested areas. Let's explore these little winter blossoms!

  • This Week at Phipps: Feb. 25 – Mar. 3
    Feb 25
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 25 – Mar. 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: Air Quality
    Feb 21
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Air Quality

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

    Pittsburgh still struggles with air quality, but do all of the air quality metrics mean and how can we help air quality in our city?

  • Now Accepting Applications: Phipps’ 2019 Summer Interns!
    Feb 21
    2019

    Now Accepting Applications: Phipps’ 2019 Summer Interns!

    By Emily Johns, High School Program Coordinator

    Are you passionate about environmental sustainability or want to learn more? Have you been considering a green career and you’re not sure where to start or how to narrow it down? Do you want to learn how to grow, harvest and...

  • Inside Eye Candy: A Guide to Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show
    Feb 20
    2019

    Inside Eye Candy: A Guide to Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show

    By Jordyn Melino, Associate Director of Exhibits

    In my ten years here at Phipps, Eye Candy has been the most sensory-rich Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show we have displayed — it is incredibly fragrant and colorful, with new ways of displaying orchids and added details to our...

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #3 Winners Announced!
    Feb 19
    2019

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #3 Winners Announced!

    By By Emily Johns, High School Program Coordinator

    Thank you to all the schools that submitted entries for Challenge #3!  This third challenge of the 2018-2019 Fairchild Challenge year focused on invasive species in Western Pennsylvania. ...

  • This Week at Phipps: Feb. 18 – Feb. 24
    Feb 18
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 18 – Feb. 24

    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...

  • Four Foods to Green-Up Your Plate This March
    Feb 18
    2019

    Four Foods to Green-Up Your Plate This March

    By Catarina Marchioli, LMP Intern

    With March right around the corner it seems that everything is turning green, including dinner plates! Here are some festive ways to reach the goal of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables with produce in season during March. 1....

  • Weddings Under Glass: Jess and Bob
    Feb 15
    2019

    Weddings Under Glass: Jess and Bob

    By Kaitlyn Clem

    Weddings Under Glass is a monthly blog series where we highlight the stories of couples who chose to begin their happily ever after in the lush backdrop of Phipps, named one of the best outdoor garden wedding venues by Elle and...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Red and Gray Foxes
    Feb 14
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Red and Gray Foxes

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

    Have you seen either of these elusive canids?

  • Meet a Scientist: Daniel Perrefort and Taylor Zallek
    Feb 13
    2019

    Meet a Scientist: Daniel Perrefort and Taylor Zallek

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

    Come meet two local scientists in the Tropical Forest this Saturday, February 16, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.!

  • This Week at Phipps: Feb. 11 – Feb. 17
    Feb 11
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 11 – Feb. 17

    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...

  • 7 Hacks for Healthful Baking
    Feb 08
    2019

    7 Hacks for Healthful Baking

    By Sarah Kilpatrick, LMP Intern

    It’s no surprise that some of the best memories we have are connected to food – is there anything better than coming home to the smell of cookies in the oven? Baking is a fun activity for the whole family. Here are some...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Lichen
    Feb 07
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Lichen

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

    Up in the tree - it's bacteria! It's a fungus! No - it's a lichen!

  • This Week at Phipps: Feb. 4 – Feb. 10
    Feb 04
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: Feb. 4 – Feb. 10

    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...

  • Is a Gluten-Free Diet Good for Everyone?
    Feb 04
    2019

    Is a Gluten-Free Diet Good for Everyone?

    By Jessica Rea, Let's Move Pittsburgh Intern

    Q: I’ve heard that going gluten-free could help me lose weight. Is a gluten-free diet good for everyone? Thank you for your question! Let’s first talk about what gluten really is. Gluten is a protein found in wheat,...