• This Week at Phipps: Oct. 31 – Nov. 6
    Oct 31
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 31 – Nov. 6

    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
    Oct 31
    2016

    Last Week in Science Education

    By Emma Fraser, Science Education Intern

    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...

  • Botany in Action: Catching Up With the Fellows
    Oct 28
    2016

    Botany in Action: Catching Up With the Fellows

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Science Education and Research Outreach Coordinator

    If you missed out on meeting the Botany in Action fellows back in September, you can still connect with their work online! The fellows all keep regular blogs that share interesting updates on their research and what it’s like...

  • #bioPGH Blog: The Winged Creatures of Halloween
    Oct 27
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: The Winged Creatures of Halloween

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Science Education and Research Outreach Coordinator

    Porches are decorated with jack-o’-lanterns and scarecrows, and spooky or sparkly costumes are ready for a weekend of pumpkin cupcakes and trick-or-treating. Halloween weekend is here! As much as we love the festivities, what...

  • This Week at Phipps: Oct. 24 – 30
    Oct 24
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 24 – 30

    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
    Oct 24
    2016

    Last Week in Science Education

    By Emma Fraser, Science Education Intern

    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...

  • Health in Motion: Mon Valley School Garden
    Oct 24
    2016

    Health in Motion: Mon Valley School Garden

    By Cathy Scott and Lynda McGuirk

    This article is a part of a series called Health in Motion brought you by Let’s Move Pittsburgh. Health in Motion is intended to showcase the efforts of schools and community organizations in the Pittsburgh region who are...

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #2
    Oct 21
    2016

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #2

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    Challenge #2: "Eco App" The Fairchild Challenge is officially in full swing at Phipps! Next week our panelists will be surveying the enchanting and beautifully creative first entries so now is the time for students and teachers to...

  • #bioPGH blog: The Colors of October
    Oct 20
    2016

    #bioPGH blog: The Colors of October

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Science Education and Research Outreach Coordinator

    If you look outside the nearest window, fiery splashes of reds, yellows and oranges have replaced summer’s green. The outdoors beckon with the sound of dried leaves rustling in the wind, swirling up those reds and yellows...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Pumpkin
    Oct 18
    2016

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Pumpkin

    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. Pumpkin Why: In just...

  • Last Week in Science Education
    Oct 17
    2016

    Last Week in Science Education

    By Emma Fraser, Science Education Intern

    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: Oct. 17 – 23
    Oct 17
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 17 – 23

    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: Pumpkins and Zucchini—What’s in a Species?
    Oct 13
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Pumpkins and Zucchini—What’s in a Species?

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Science Education and Research Outreach Coordinator

    This time of year, how many of us have gone on a quest to our local farmer’s markets and grocery stores in search of the perfect pumpkin for a jack-o’-lantern? Or picked out the most colorful assortment of ornamental...

  • Meet a Scientist: Lisa Limeri
    Oct 12
    2016

    Meet a Scientist: Lisa Limeri

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Science Education and Research Outreach Coordinator

    With her blend of enthusiasm and stories from the field, Lisa Limeri is a local scientist you won’t want to miss! Be sure to stop by Phipps this Sat., Oct. 15, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. to meet her in the Tropical Forest...

  • Policy Update: Setting the Table: A Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA
    Oct 12
    2016

    Policy Update: Setting the Table: A Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA

    By Rachael Solomon

    The Wolf administration unveiled their new food security plan for PA, Setting the Table: A Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA, at the end of September. With this plan the state government is planning to address hunger issues among...

  • Last Week in Science Education
    Oct 10
    2016

    Last Week in Science Education

    By Emma Fraser, Science Education Intern

    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: Oct. 10 – 16
    Oct 10
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Oct. 10 – 16

    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: Golden Leaves Mean Golden Eagles
    Oct 07
    2016

    #bioPGH blog: Golden Leaves Mean Golden Eagles

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Science Education and Research Outreach Coordinator

    When leaves start turning from summer greens to golds and reds, you might want to reach for your binoculars and look to the skies. If you are interested in seeing the majestic creatures that pass through Pennsylvania twice a year,...

  • Ask Ginger: Rethink Your Dessert
    Oct 07
    2016

    Ask Ginger: Rethink Your Dessert

    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: With the holidays...

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Kris Charny
    Oct 07
    2016

    Volunteer Spotlight: Kris Charny

    By Karen Santelli

    The interplay of nature and art is what inspired Kris Charny to become a Phipps docent, and it’s what keeps her intrigued. Kris began volunteering during summers at Phipps with the Chihuly glass exhibit in 2007. “I was...

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