This Week at Phipps: March 11 – 17
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.
- Tropical Forest Cuba
Experience the natural beauty and culture of Cuba, one of the most biodiverse Caribbean island nations on Earth, in our immersive new Tropical Forest exhibit.
- Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive
Join the more than 1,000 families who have switched their home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive free Phipps membership!
- Deepening Roots: Our Growing Connections to the Botanical World
An amazing new series of "plant profile" paintings by celebrated local artist Ashley Cecil will capture your imagination and challenge your perceptions of the relationships between people and plants.
- Shaped by Nature: A Youth Art Exhibition
In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy art depicting the relationships between biological systems within our bodies and the natural environment as created by middle and high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge.
Mon., March 4:
- Make-a-Craft Mondays | 10:30 a.m. – noon
Children are invited to engage in nature-inspired arts-and-crafts projects using recyclable materials.
Wed., March 6:
- Story Time Wednesdays | 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Kids will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics.
- LIMITED SPACE REMAINING - Opening Reception and Keynote, 2019 One Health One Planet Symposium | 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join us as we kick off this year's symposium and hear from Dr. Frank Hu on the future of food and its connections to our environmental impact. Tickets are required for this event.
Fri., March 8:
- Pot-a-Plant Fridays | 10:30 a.m. – noon
Kids can pot their own plant to care for at home.
- Environmental Film Series: How We Grow | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Join us in Botany Hall Auditorium and see how folks in Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado, learned to work together: fighting against limited land access, income inequality, and a short growing season, ambitious farmers teamed up to produce sustainable food for the entire community. Tickets are required and can be picked up at Phipps' Welcome Center at 5:30 p.m. or later on the day of the show, for free with admission.
Sat., March 9:
- Nature Lab and Observational Beehive Open Hours | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phipps' revolutionary non-toxic Nature Lab and Observational Beehive are now open for you to discover.
- Meet a Scientist | 1:30 p.m.
Learn the important work of the Science Communications Fellows in this free-with-admision program.
Sun., March 10:
- Essential Oils | 1:30 p.m.
From aromatherapy to pest control to cleaning, essentials oils can serve many purposes around the house. Learn more about them this Sunday with Deb Bosco!
Photos © Paul G. Weigman