• This Week at Phipps: April 29 – May 5
    Apr 29
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: April 29 – May 5

    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...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Beets
    Apr 29
    2019

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Beets

    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. Beets Why: Beets...

  • #bioPGH Blog: When Thinking About a New Pet, Wild Animals are Best Left in the Wild
    Apr 25
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: When Thinking About a New Pet, Wild Animals are Best Left in the Wild

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

    An encounter with a cute box turtle reminded me of an important lesson: wild animals are best left in the wild.

  • When To Buy Organic: 2019 Dirty Dozen
    Apr 24
    2019

    When To Buy Organic: 2019 Dirty Dozen

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    Most have heard of the Dirty Dozen, but many may not know that the lists are updated each year. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is the non-profit, nonpartisan organization that’s responsible for researching and...

  • Weddings Under Glass: Salina and Quentin
    Apr 24
    2019

    Weddings Under Glass: Salina and Quentin

    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...

  • This Week at Phipps: April 22 – 28
    Apr 22
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: April 22 – 28

    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: Meet Pennsylvania’s State Amphibian!
    Apr 18
    2019

    #bioPGH: Meet Pennsylvania’s State Amphibian!

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

    It’s official! As of this past Tuesday, Pennsylvania has a state amphibian: the hellbender.

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #4 Winners Announced!
    Apr 18
    2019

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #4 Winners Announced!

    By Emily Johns, High School Program Coordinator

    Thank you to all the schools that submitted entries for Challenge #4, Sustainable Event Planning – the final projects went above and beyond!  For this challenge, middle school students were asked to create a plan for a...

  • Meet a Scientist: Dr. Welkin Pope and Diana Zhang
    Apr 17
    2019

    Meet a Scientist: Dr. Welkin Pope and Diana Zhang

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

    Come meet Dr. Welkin Pope and Diana Zhang this Saturday, April 20, in the Tropical Forest from 1:30-3:30!

  • This Week at Phipps: April 15 – 21
    Apr 15
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: April 15 – 21

    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 Striped and Stinky Style
    Apr 11
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: The Striped and Stinky Style

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

    Hold your nose and dive into the world of the striped skunk!

  • Cooking with April Produce
    Apr 11
    2019

    Cooking with April Produce

    By Sarah Kilpatrick, LMP Intern

    I have always seen spring as a season of change. Plants are starting to bloom again, the days are getting longer, and there’s a feeling of exhilaration after months of cold weather! With all these new plants growing, maybe...

  • How We Made the Peacock Fly
    Apr 10
    2019

    How We Made the Peacock Fly

    By Mary Lou Linton-Morningstar, Exhibit Associate

    In January I started working at Phipps in the new position of exhibit associate, and my first project was something very special — preparing our beloved topiary peacock for Spring Flower Show: Gardens of the Rainbow! The...

  • This Week at Phipps: April 8 – 14
    Apr 08
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: April 8 – 14

    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...

  • Springing into a Realistic Exercise Routine
    Apr 05
    2019

    Springing into a Realistic Exercise Routine

    By Sarah Kilpatrick, LMP Intern

    Spring has officially sprung, and that means the weather is finally getting warmer! Coming out of the winter months (and losing that seasonal affect1), you might notice that you have more energy, your overall mood has improved, and...

  • #bioPGH: Nesting Time
    Apr 04
    2019

    #bioPGH: Nesting Time

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

    One style does not fit all for birds' nests! 

  • This Week at Phipps: April 1 – 7
    Apr 01
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: April 1 – 7

    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...