• In with the Interns: Weeding, Planting, Cooking and More
    Jun 30
    2016

    In with the Interns: Weeding, Planting, Cooking and More

    By Alauna Jackson

    From tending garden beds and arranging exhibit displays to whipping up their own unique culinary creations, our high school interns are keeping busy this summer here at Phipps! 'In with the...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Slime Molds
    Jun 30
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Slime Molds

    By Dr. Sarah States, Manager, Phipps Research Institute for Biophilia and Science Engagement

    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...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Sweet Peas
    Jun 30
    2016

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Sweet Peas

    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. Sweet Peas...

  • Health in Motion: Curtisville Primary Educational Garden
    Jun 30
    2016

    Health in Motion: Curtisville Primary Educational Garden

    By Ron Nichols

    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...

  • Zeroing in on 5-2-1-0
    Jun 30
    2016

    Zeroing in on 5-2-1-0

    By Keith S. Somers, M.D., Pediatrician and Founder of One World Eating

    My involvement with Let's Move Pittsburgh started when I met Director Mary Kathryn Poole at a symposium on Environmental Health Literacy at Magee-Womens Hospital last year. She and I quickly discovered our shared interest in...

  • Bee-yond National Pollinator Week
    Jun 28
    2016

    Bee-yond National Pollinator Week

    By Phipps Conservatory

    National Pollinator Week came to a close this past Sunday, but at Phipps, we want to keep the momentum going for bees, birds, butterflies and other vital pollinators in our ecosystem. Here are some ways you can join us in the weeks...

  • Featured Farmer: City Grows
    Jun 28
    2016

    Featured Farmer: City Grows

    By Allison Russell

    Wednesday from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Farmers at Phipps, check out featured herb seedlings and air plants from City Grows. Browse their unusual herb varieties and pick out glass terrariums and other decorative holders for the...

  • This Week at Phipps: June 27 – July 3
    Jun 27
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: June 27 – July 3

    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...

  • Coming Home from Cuba
    Jun 26
    2016

    Coming Home from Cuba

    By Emily Kalnicky, Director of Science Education and Research; Jordyn Melino, Exhibit Coordinator

    Today we awoke early to meet Lore, a birding expert with the Coastal Ecosystem Research Center, and traveled to Paredon Grande and Cayo Guillermo (also Pilar Beach). Over the course of the morning, we visited four different...

  • Tiny Birds, Big Rodents and Other Life in Cuba
    Jun 25
    2016

    Tiny Birds, Big Rodents and Other Life in Cuba

    By Emily Kalnicky, Director of Science Education and Research; Jordyn Melino, Exhibit Coordinator

    This morning, we drove an hour to the province of Holguin, located along the eastern coast. We met with Carlos Piña, an ornithologist and researcher, who gave us a tour of the National Museum of Natural History. The building...

  • Parrots, Palms and Solar Panels in Cuba
    Jun 24
    2016

    Parrots, Palms and Solar Panels in Cuba

    By Emily Kalnicky, Director of Science Education and Research; Jordyn Melino, Exhibit Coordinator

    This morning we picked up Rafael and headed to El Yunque to hike.  When we arrived at a portion of the park with a trail to a waterfall, Raphael mentioned that with all of the rain we would need to swim in a strong current to...

  • Summer Camp Recap: My First Garden
    Jun 24
    2016

    Summer Camp Recap: My First Garden

    By Carolyn Carlins

    Summer Camp Recap - is our weekly seasonal segment featuring our summer camp programs. This is the place for camp parents to find pictures of their campers in action and see all the fun things we did all week. It’s also a...

  • National Parks and Conservation in Cuba
    Jun 23
    2016

    National Parks and Conservation in Cuba

    By Emily Kalnicky, Director of Science Education and Research; Jordyn Melino, Exhibit Coordinator

    We headed out early this morning to get to Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt. It took us a little over an hour by car on back roads, crossing a few bridges and rivers to get there. We crossed Rio Toa, the largest river in Cuba...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Lightning Bugs
    Jun 23
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Lightning Bugs

    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...

  • Summer Camp Recap: Superhero Bugs
    Jun 22
    2016

    Summer Camp Recap: Superhero Bugs

    By Carolyn Carlins, Facilitator, Phipps Science Education and Research

    Summer Camp Recap is our weekly seasonal segment featuring our summer camp programs. This is the place for camp parents to find pictures of their campers in action and see the fun things we did all week. It’s also a great...

  • Welcome Phipps’ 2016 Summer Interns!
    Jun 22
    2016

    Welcome Phipps’ 2016 Summer Interns!

    By Alisha Alexander and Allani Mosley

    From tending garden beds and arranging exhibit displays to whipping up their own unique culinary creations, our high school interns are keeping busy this summer here at Phipps! 'In with the...

  • Parks and Hikes in Baracoa, Cuba
    Jun 22
    2016

    Parks and Hikes in Baracoa, Cuba

    By Emily Kalnicky, Director of Science Education and Research; Jordyn Melino, Exhibit Coordinator

    Today we began the four-hour drive from Santiago de Cuba to Baracoa, along a serpentine road called La Farola, with many bridges and winding turns along a steep cliffside. The vegetation changed drastically along our drive from...

  • Featured Farmer: Clarion River Organics
    Jun 21
    2016

    Featured Farmer: Clarion River Organics

    By Allison Russell

    Wednesday from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Farmers at Phipps, make a stop at the Clarion River Organics booth for fresh summer food staples, including juicy strawberries and crisp asparagus! Clarion River Organics is a co-op of...

  • Begonias, Biospheres and Coffee in Cuba
    Jun 21
    2016

    Begonias, Biospheres and Coffee in Cuba

    By Emily Kalnicky, Director of Science Education and Research; Jordyn Melino, Exhibit Coordinator

    We jumped in the car this morning to drive up a long, winding road to La Gran Piedra, a large rock sitting at the top of the Bacanao mountain range at about 1500 meters above sea level. As we drove, we could feel the air change and...

  • This Week at Phipps: June 20 – 26
    Jun 20
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: June 20 – 26

    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...

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