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This Week at Phipps: July 26 – Aug. 1
Jul 26
2021

This Week at Phipps: July 26 – Aug. 1

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 otherwise. 

Open Daily:

  • Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls
    Featuring one-of-a-kind displays of trolls inspired by the mythological creatures found in folklore and pop culture, this immersive, interactive exhibit is unlike anything Phipps has displayed before.
  • Celebrating John Bauer, Painter of Trolls
    In association with Jönköpings Läns Museum, Phipps presents selected works of John Bauer, Swedish painter and illustrator who focused on landscapes and mythology.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba 
    Experience the natural beauty and culture of Cuba, one of the most biodiverse Caribbean island nations on Earth, in our immersive Tropical Forest exhibit.
  • Planets Earth Virtual Exhibit
    A dynamic exhibit at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (and now online) addresses the pressing environmental issues of our time and proposes a new way of thinking about how to solve them.

Mon., July 26: 

  • Tour of Italy: A Night in Tuscany | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Join Chef Justin Melnick for a culinary tour of Italy! Chef Justin, trained in Italy, will take us on a journey from region to region throughout Italy. You’ll learn to cook the Italian way right from your very own kitchen and learn what makes each region unique. Join us on Zoom for a live cooking class. We’ll send you the grocery list prior so you can cook along with us and have dinner on the table by 7:30!

Wed., July 28:

  • Summer Institute for Climate Change Education: A Regrounding in Truth | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Join us for a virtual conference on climate change education with educators from across the country! Gain the skills, tools, and resources to teach climate change in all subject areas.
  • The Hidden Life of Trolls Series | 10 – 10:45 a.m.
    Surprises await upon every turn in Phipps’ new Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls! In a storybook adventure, let’s jump, hop and skip with Fen and Ivy, the friendly troll mascots of the show who have a lot of energy. Enjoy a 45-minute engaging movement adventure filled with exercise, surprises and magical friends.
  • Virtual Story Time | 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Join us for stories, sing-alongs and fun activities you can do from home each Wednesday!
  • SciTALK Series | 4 – 5 p.m.
    There are so many possibilities in the world of science! Each week in this series, teens will meet two scientists from different fields to talk about research, career paths, schools and what life is like as a scientist.

Thurs., July 29:

  • Summer Institute for Climate Change Education: A Regrounding in Truth | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Join us for a virtual conference on climate change education with educators from across the country! Gain the skills, tools, and resources to teach climate change in all subject areas.
  • Virtual Summer Short Course | 12:30 – 5 p.m.
    Like our landscapes, the flowers we bring into our homes can reflect the seasonal shifts, native flora and unique beauty of our region. Join Phipps, Penn State Extension and keynote speaker Debra Prinzing of Slow Flowers for an exploration of the best plants to grow for a year round cutting garden, learn tips for putting together beautiful seasonal arrangements and meet the farmers, florists and advocates working to re-localize our floral industry.
  • Zero Waste Cooking: Ribollita and Broccoli Stem Salad | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Learn how to repurpose kitchen scraps into delicious meals. This class will show you how to reduce waste and use every part of the food you buy! 

Fri., July 30:

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman


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