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This Week at Phipps: Oct. 19 – 25
Oct 19
2020

This Week at Phipps: Oct. 19 – 25

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:

  • Fall Flower Show: The Poetry of Nature
    Featuring room after room of gorgeous chrysanthemums that have been in training for this show all year long, The Poetry of Nature offers a refreshing respite of natural beauty before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins. Mark your calendars to see it — this breathtaking display lasts only three weeks!
  • Garden Railroad: Rails and Trails
    Phipps' new miniature railroad display Rails and Trails invites you and your family to join our miniature friends as they enjoy the sights and sounds of nature in Phipps’ Biophilia Park. Featuring a pontoon boat cruising along a lake, an audience enjoying a concert at a band shell and all-new touchless interactive features, this exhibit is sure to delight guests of all ages. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wild About Geometry: A Virtual Youth Art Exhibit
    This exhibit features artwork made by area middle school students participating in the Phipps Fairchild Challenge. In this challenge titled Wild About Geometry, students discovered geometric shapes and repetitions in nature.
  • Virtual Radical Days
    Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is honored to be a part of this year's Virtual RADical Days! Now active on Phipps website, guests are invited to sign-up to enjoy a variety of virutal activies right from their own home. Enjoy story time held every Wednesday, explore the Planets Earth exhibit, catch an informative documentary through Virtual Environmental Film series and so much more! 

Mon., Oct. 19:

  • Little Sprouts: Loud and Quiet Leaf Fun | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – noon
    Learn about the changing colors and why trees lose their leaves. Listen to the sounds of fall and make a fun musical instrument! 
  • 2020 One Health One Planet™ Symposium | noon – 2 p.m.
    The 2020 One Health One Planet symposium will focus on the topic of air quality. Pittsburgh’s air quality ranks in the dirtiest 8 percent of U.S. cities, contributing to higher rates of heart and lung disease and other serious health issues. At this year’s symposium, you’ll join attendees and experts from across the country to discuss this critical issue and explore ways to address it.
  • Lunch and Learn: Seasonal Soups: Roasted Squash Soup | 12:30 – 1 p.m.
    What’s more comforting than a warm bowl of homemade soup on a chilly day? Stay warm this fall and join Mark Snyder for our seasonal soups series. He will give you all the basics to building those terrific flavors to your soup. You will also learn all the tricks to making a great successful soup.

Tues., Oct. 20:

  • 2020 One Health One Planet™ Symposium | noon – 2 p.m.
    The 2020 One Health One Planet symposium will focus on the topic of air quality. Pittsburgh’s air quality ranks in the dirtiest 8 percent of U.S. cities, contributing to higher rates of heart and lung disease and other serious health issues. At this year’s symposium, you’ll join attendees and experts from across the country to discuss this critical issue and explore ways to address it.
  • Virtual Young Chefs Cooking Academy: Better Than Takeout Night | 5 – 6 p.m.
    Make a customized stir fry with a basic brown sauce that will transform your kitchen into a Chinese restaurant and be ready to eat in less time than it would take the delivery person to reach your door.
  • Building Your Kitchen Apothecary | 5 – 6:30 p.m.
    Creating a kitchen apothecary and maintaining an herbal medicine cabinet is easier than you may think. The supply checklist likely includes items already in your kitchen. Join Dina for organization and herbal sourcing ideas as well as a demonstration on how to make tinctures as beginning stock for a pantry.

Wed., Oct. 21:

  • 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!
  • 2020 One Health One Planet™ Symposium | noon – 2 p.m.
    The 2020 One Health One Planet symposium will focus on the topic of air quality. Pittsburgh’s air quality ranks in the dirtiest 8 percent of U.S. cities, contributing to higher rates of heart and lung disease and other serious health issues. At this year’s symposium, you’ll join attendees and experts from across the country to discuss this critical issue and explore ways to address it.
  • Eat the Rainbow: Orange  | noon – 12:30 p.m.
    Rabbits aren’t the only ones who love carrots! Explore orange fruits and vegetables in this colorful class.
  • Deer, Shade and Hillsides | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
    Learn how to manage the many challenges of gardening in Western Pa. What plants are safe from deer? How do you manage shade? And what to do with a steep sloping garden. Learn unique strategies for dealing with these difficult sites in order to create a beautiful garden.

Thurs., Oct. 22: 

  • 2020 One Health One Planet™ Symposium | noon – 2 p.m.
    The 2020 One Health One Planet symposium will focus on the topic of air quality. Pittsburgh’s air quality ranks in the dirtiest 8 percent of U.S. cities, contributing to higher rates of heart and lung disease and other serious health issues. At this year’s symposium, you’ll join attendees and experts from across the country to discuss this critical issue and explore ways to address it.
  • Making Asian Dumplings | 5:30 – 7 p.m.
    Itching to travel? Take a culinary tour around the world with Chef Rachel Homan. In this series we’ll be exploring the flavors of Mediterranean Fare, Asian dumplings and Argentinian cuisine and what makes their flavors so unique.
  • Orchids 101: The Wide World of Orchids | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Explore the wide variety of orchid species and learn more about what makes an orchid unique in the plant kingdom. Plus, learn the essentials for growing orchids at home, including how to successfully repot an orchid.

Fri., Oct. 23: 

  • 2020 One Health One Planet™ Symposium | noon – 2 p.m.
    The 2020 One Health One Planet symposium will focus on the topic of air quality. Pittsburgh’s air quality ranks in the dirtiest 8 percent of U.S. cities, contributing to higher rates of heart and lung disease and other serious health issues. At this year’s symposium, you’ll join attendees and experts from across the country to discuss this critical issue and explore ways to address it.

Photos © Phil Johnson II


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