• #bioPGH Blog: Periodical Cicadas
    Apr 28
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Periodical Cicadas

    By Lorren Kezmoh, Outreach Coordinator, Phipps Science Education and Research

    A resource of Biophilia: Pittsburgh, #bioPGH is a weekly blog and social media series that aims to encourage both children and adults to reconnect with nature and enjoy what each of our distinctive seasons has to offer. From the...

  • Phipps Sustainable Landcare Services Featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Apr 28
    2016

    Phipps Sustainable Landcare Services Featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    By Phipps Conservatory

    Would you like to make your lawn as green and healthy as Phipps? There are now seven Pittsburgh-area landscape companies – including Natural Garden Design, whose owner, Bill Lucki, is pictured here – who...

  • Ask Ginger: How to Get Kids Involved in the National Bike Challenge
    Apr 27
    2016

    Ask Ginger: How to Get Kids Involved in the National Bike Challenge

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    You've got questions ... we’ve got answers! Email your queries about healthy foods, physical activity and screen time for kids and Ginger will answer them here on the Phipps blog. Q: How can I get my kids involved in the...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Fresh Turmeric Root
    Apr 26
    2016

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Fresh Turmeric Root

    By Amy Reed, executive chef, Café Phipps

    Looking for adventure in the kitchen? Our monthly What We're Cooking with Now post features a fresh produce ingredient, explains how to find the market's finest, and includes a recipe to try at home. Fresh Turmeric Root...

  • Health in Motion: Running the Half Marathon for Good Health and a Good Cause
    Apr 26
    2016

    Health in Motion: Running the Half Marathon for Good Health and a Good Cause

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    Brought you by Let’s Move Pittsburgh, the Health in Motion blog series is intended to showcase the efforts of schools and community organizations in the Pittsburgh region who are leading children to a healthier future. A new...

  • Policy Update: Infant Health, Physical Education in Schools and More
    Apr 26
    2016

    Policy Update: Infant Health, Physical Education in Schools and More

    By Deborah Backman, MPH Candidate, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

    To increase awareness of children’s health and wellness initiatives, Phipps' Let’s Move Pittsburgh project provides Policy Update, a monthly column on local, state and national health policies that impact you....

  • This Week at Phipps: April 25 – May 1
    Apr 25
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: April 25 – May 1

    By Phipps Conservatory

    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...

  • The Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #6
    Apr 22
    2016

    The Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #6

    By Sahar Arbab

    Challenge #6: Environmental Action Summer is just around the corner, but hold on just a moment because we have one more challenge left in the 2015-2016 Fairchild Challenge! We have been so impressed by the creative entries that we...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Celebrating Earth Day in Pittsburgh
    Apr 21
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Celebrating Earth Day in Pittsburgh

    By Lorren Kezmoh, Outreach Coordinator, Phipps Science Education and Research

    A resource of Biophilia: Pittsburgh, #bioPGH is a weekly blog and social media series that aims to encourage both children and adults to reconnect with nature and enjoy what each of our distinctive seasons has to offer. From the...

  • This Week at Phipps: April 18 – 24
    Apr 18
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: April 18 – 24

    By Phipps Conservatory

    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...

  • Last Week in Science Education Programming
    Apr 18
    2016

    Last Week in Science Education Programming

    By Carolyn Carlins

    Last Week in Science Education Programming is our weekly seasonal segment featuring education programming. This is the place for camp parents to find pictures of their campers in action and see all the fun things we did throughout...

  • Interview with a Scientist: Damara Strong and Heather Buechel
    Apr 15
    2016

    Interview with a Scientist: Damara Strong and Heather Buechel

    By Phipps Science Education and Research

    If there is one segment of society that is often misunderstood, it is people who work in science fields. Public perception of scientists tends to lean towards lab coats, crazy hair, and beakers full of chemicals, especially in the...

  • #bioPGH Blog: The History of Earth Day
    Apr 14
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: The History of Earth Day

    By Lorren Kezmoh, Outreach Coordinator, Phipps Science Education and Research

    A resource of Biophilia: Pittsburgh, #bioPGH is a weekly blog and social media series that aims to encourage both children and adults to reconnect with nature and enjoy what each of our distinctive seasons has to offer. From the...

  • Last Week in Science Education Programming
    Apr 11
    2016

    Last Week in Science Education Programming

    By Emma Fraser

    Last Week in Science Education Programming is our weekly seasonal segment featuring education programming. This is the place for camp parents to find pictures of their campers in action and see all the fun things we did throughout...

  • This Week at Phipps: April 11 – 17
    Apr 11
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: April 11 – 17

    By Phipps Conservatory

    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...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Fruiting Trees
    Apr 07
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Fruiting Trees

    By Lorren Kezmoh, Outreach Coordinator, Phipps Science Education and Research

    A resource of Biophilia: Pittsburgh, #bioPGH is a weekly blog and social media series that aims to encourage both children and adults to reconnect with nature and enjoy what each of our distinctive seasons has to offer. From the...

  • This Week at Phipps: April 4 – 10
    Apr 04
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: April 4 – 10

    By Phipps Conservatory

    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...

  • Fairchild Challenge: Challenge Five Winners Announced!
    Apr 04
    2016

    Fairchild Challenge: Challenge Five Winners Announced!

    By Sahar Arbab

    Our Fairchild Challenge participants went above and beyond in our fifth challenge of the year, “My Climate Future.” In this challenge, we tasked students with creating videos that first explained the science behind...