• #bioPGH: BioBlitz—A Nature Adventure in Pittsburgh!
    May 31
    2019

    #bioPGH: BioBlitz—A Nature Adventure in Pittsburgh!

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

    Join us this Sunday, June 2, for BioBlitz!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Liechty
    May 30
    2019

    Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Liechty

    By Grace Simmons

    Phipps is well-known for our beautiful gardens, seasonal flower shows, pioneering sustainability initiatives, informative educational programs and community outreach. None of our work, however, would be possible without the...

  • Announcing the 2019 Champion Schools Awards
    May 28
    2019

    Announcing the 2019 Champion Schools Awards

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    Congratulations to all of our 2019 Champion Schools Awards winners! The following schools are awarded funding to “Bag the Junk” with projects that promote healthy food and nutrition education in schools, “Get...

  • Riverview Children’s Center: Growing Healthful Habits
    May 28
    2019

    Riverview Children’s Center: Growing Healthful Habits

    By LMP Interns: Felice Garcia Martinez and Greta Garland

    This year the students, staff, and families at Riverview Children’s Center (RCC) came together to create a school garden. The idea for a school garden grew from the desired to encourage healthy eating and time spent outside....

  • This Week at Phipps: May 27 – June 2
    May 27
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: May 27 – June 2

    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...

  • Curtisville Primary: A Walking Club for the Technological Age?
    May 23
    2019

    Curtisville Primary: A Walking Club for the Technological Age?

    By LMP Interns: Felice Garcia Martinez and Greta Garland

    Champion School Curtisville Primary Center faced an issue that many other schools face: how to get kids active. Even harder was the question of how to get kids to want to be more active? The approach that this school came up with...

  • #bioPGH: Forget-me-nots
    May 23
    2019

    #bioPGH: Forget-me-nots

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

    Delicate little forget-me-nots are tougher than they look!

  • This Week at Phipps: May 20 – 26
    May 20
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: May 20 – 26

    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: Nature Journaling
    May 16
    2019

    #bioPGH: Nature Journaling

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

    Nature journaling has been on the rise lately - learn a bit more about it!

  • Meet a Scientist: Mondraya Howard
    May 15
    2019

    Meet a Scientist: Mondraya Howard

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

    This Saturday, May 17, ome meet local scientist Mondraya Howard, Ph.D. student from the University of Pittsburgh! Mondraya will be in Palm Circle of the Tropical Forest from 1:30-3:30 pm and is ready to tell you...

  • Groundbreaking Exhibit Staging Center Opens at Phipps Conservatory
    May 15
    2019

    Groundbreaking Exhibit Staging Center Opens at Phipps Conservatory

    By Kaitlyn Clem, Marketing Assistant

    Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens continues to lead the charge in innovative sustainable building design and construction with its newest project, the Exhibit Staging Center (ESC). Formerly an old public works building...

  • This Week at Phipps: May 13 – 19
    May 13
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: May 13 – 19

    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: Cicada Summer
    May 09
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Cicada Summer

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

    Get ready, Pittsburgh - the cicadas are coming!

  • The Biophilic Mind: Noticing Nature with your Phone
    May 06
    2019

    The Biophilic Mind: Noticing Nature with your Phone

    By Dr. Katilyn Mascatelli, Human Ecologist

    Have you ever heard someone say that technology separates us from nature? While it may be true that staring at a screen all day keeps you from exploring the outside world, what if I told you that simply using the technology in your...

  • This Week at Phipps: May 6 – 12
    May 06
    2019

    This Week at Phipps: May 6 – 12

    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: Trillium Time
    May 02
    2019

    #bioPGH Blog: Trillium Time

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

    Trillium is in full bloom! But how old is the flowering plant you see along the trail?