See Phipps through the lens of our latest crop of summer interns in a new photography exhibit.
The Learning for a Greener Future internship is a six-week program offered by Phipps to Pittsburgh-area high school students. Throughout this past summer, these nine teenagers worked closely with Phipps’ Science Education and Horticulture departments to investigate green careers, learn the science and art of plant care, grow and prepare seasonal vegetables and engage in sustainability-related advocacy. They developed a strong understanding of the importance of plants, investigated the complex relationship between humans and the environment and explored sustainable solutions to our society’s environmental challenges.
Our interns also learned about photography from professional photographer and writer, Doug Oster. Through a series of photography workshops, they were given assignments that encouraged them not only to explore different perspectives and photography techniques but also to tell stories and spread messages with their photos. The interns selected their favorite photos to be displayed in this exhibit. The pictures demonstrate the power of communication and art through the view of a camera lens.
2022 Learning for a Greener Future Interns
Sage Ahmed Ali
Delia Mercer (college intern)
Thanks to Doug Oster for sharing his expertise and time with our high school interns. The Learning for a Greener Future internship program is made possible through the generous support of The Grable Foundation and Pennsylvania’s Education Improvement Tax Credit Program.
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Thurs., Feb. 16; 7 – 8 p.m.Phipps members will learn about the essentials of botanical art in this free demo or draw-along course.