The Phipps Research Institute for Biophilia and Science Engagement at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is the first of its kind. It takes an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the impact of connections between people and their environment, and human and ecological health and wellness through research, education and practice.

Key Focus Areas

  1. Produce cutting-edge research in these areas: (a) human health and wellness; (b) ecological health and wellness; (c) education and social justice; (d) science communication and outreach.
  2. Establish collaborations with researchers and educators who are exploring the intersection of the built and natural environments.
  3. Provide access to living laboratories on the Phipps campus, including the Center for Sustainable Landscapes and the SEED (Sustainable Education Every Day) Classroom.
  4. Develop innovative educational programming for students and teachers using a research and best-practices approach to creating content.

One Health, One Planet

To build a shared interdisciplinary vision of “health” and serve as a catalyst for positive change, Phipps Conservatory brings together leaders to explore global and local environmental issues and their effects on human, animal, and environmental health through the One Health Initiative, a movement that is forging a new level of collaboration among physicians, veterinarians, scientific-health, and environmentally-related disciplines, promoting strategies to expand interdisciplinary understanding and communication in all aspects of healthcare for humans, animals and the environment.

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Research Publications

Phipps, its university partners and the scientists it supports through the Botany in Action and Science Communication Fellowship programs are contributing original research to conferences and journals. View an index of their publications to date.

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Interested in learning more?  Please contact the science education and research department.

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