• Why Should I Eat Beneficial Bacteria?
    Mar 15
    2019

    Why Should I Eat Beneficial Bacteria?

    By Jessica Rea, Let's Move Pittsburgh Intern

    Q: I’ve heard that yogurt is nutritious because it contains good bacteria. What does this mean? Thank you for your inquiry! This is a frequently asked question, so let’s start with the basics.   What Are...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Eggs in the Spring!
    Mar 14
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Eggs in the Spring!

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

    Eggs are common across the animal kingdom, but the biology of eggs across different groups of animals vary widely. Let's take a closer clook!

  • Meet a Scientist: Narthana Jeganathar Kanmanii and Mariah Denhart
    Mar 13
    2019

    Meet a Scientist: Narthana Jeganathar Kanmanii and Mariah Denhart

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

    Come meet local researchers Narthana Jeganathar Kanmanii and Mariah Denhart in Tropical Forest this Saturday, March 16, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.!

  • This Week at Phipps: March 11 – 17
    Mar 11
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: March 11 – 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...

  • #bioPGH Blog: The Photosynthesis Conundrum
    Mar 07
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: The Photosynthesis Conundrum

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

    A game of trivia was stumped by a photosynthesis mystery - let's get to the bottom of it!

  • The Biophilic Mind: Garden for your Health
    Mar 04
    2019

    The Biophilic Mind: Garden for your Health

    By Dr. Katilyn Mascatelli, Human Ecologist

    Now that we are in the last trenches of winter, I have turned my eye to an unlikely place—the garden. Imagining the pleasure of picking a fresh pepper from my garden in the late summer gets me through these weeks of cold and...

  • This Week at Phipps: March 4 – 10
    Mar 04
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: March 4 – 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...

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Video Challenge Winners Announced!
    Mar 04
    2019

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Video Challenge Winners Announced!

    By Emily Johns, High School Program Coordinator

    Thank you to all the schools that submitted entries for our Optional Video Challenge!  This challenge, titled “Urban Gardens Infomercial,” tasked both middle and high school students with developing a business plan...

  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s Champion Schools Award Nominations Are Now Open!
    Mar 02
    2019

    Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s Champion Schools Award Nominations Are Now Open!

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    Phipps Conservatory-led program provides recognition and funding to area wellness programs, improving children’s health and well-being.