• Easy Steps with Big Impact: Two Things You Can Do Right Now to Impact Climate Change
    Nov 29
    2016

    Easy Steps with Big Impact: Two Things You Can Do Right Now to Impact Climate Change

    By Phipps Conservatory

    Nearly nine out of 10 Phipps guests surveyed in 2016 consider climate change a threat now or in the future. Climate change is a topic that can feel so daunting that you might think you can’t have an impact. But making a...

  • This Week at Phipps: Nov. 28 – Dec. 4
    Nov 28
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 28 – Dec. 4

    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...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Parsnips
    Nov 28
    2016

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Parsnips

    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. Parsnips Why: This...

  • Meet Let’s Move Pittsburgh Program Assistant Ashlee Cubarney
    Nov 28
    2016

    Meet Let’s Move Pittsburgh Program Assistant Ashlee Cubarney

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    Let’s Move Pittsburgh had the pleasure to sit down with Program Assistant Ashlee Cubarney to discuss her role in helping our region's families stay healthy. Read on to learn more! LMP: Tell me a bit about your...

  • Ask Ginger: Understanding Milk Alternatives
    Nov 22
    2016

    Ask Ginger: Understanding Milk Alternatives

    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: I have seen a rise...

  • Last Week in Science Education
    Nov 21
    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: Nov. 21 – Nov. 27
    Nov 21
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 21 – Nov. 27

    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: Curious Cranberries
    Nov 18
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Curious Cranberries

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

    A sandy bog might not be the first thing that comes to mind when we picture Thanksgiving, but without these wetlands, we’d never have that most iconic of garnishes to accompany our Thanksgiving dinners: cranberry sauce!...

  • Policy Update: Considering the USPSTF Recommendations on Obesity Screenings for Children
    Nov 17
    2016

    Policy Update: Considering the USPSTF Recommendations on Obesity Screenings for Children

    By Rachael Solomon

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a draft position statement for public comment on their recommendations for screening children and adolescents for overweight and obesity. Feedback from the public will be...

  • Meet a Scientist: Sebastian Echeverri
    Nov 16
    2016

    Meet a Scientist: Sebastian Echeverri

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

    Have you wondered how the world looks from a jumping spider’s perspective? This Saturday is your chance to learn more about it! Phipps Conservatory is hosting Sebastian Echeverri, a third-year doctoral student from the...

  • Last Week in Science Education: Worms!
    Nov 14
    2016

    Last Week in Science Education: Worms!

    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...

  • Last Week in Science Education
    Nov 14
    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: Nov. 14 – Nov. 20
    Nov 14
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 14 – Nov. 20

    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...

  • Health in Motion: St. Edmund’s Academy Garden
    Nov 11
    2016

    Health in Motion: St. Edmund’s Academy Garden

    By Holly Adams

    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...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Living in a Biophilic City
    Nov 11
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Living in a Biophilic City

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

    In September, Mayor Peduto came to Phipps Conservatory to make the exciting announcement that the City of Pittsburgh was joining the global network of Biophilic Cities—an initiative dedicated to strengthening urban ties to...

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Steve and Carmen Sapir
    Nov 10
    2016

    Volunteer Spotlight: Steve and Carmen Sapir

    By Karen Santelli

    “I think this is the jewel of the city,” said Carmen, who works as a greeter in the Welcome Center every Thursday morning. “If I had only one place to take people, it would be Phipps. It has something for...

  • Last Week in Science Education
    Nov 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: Nov. 7 – Nov. 13
    Nov 07
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Nov. 7 – Nov. 13

    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: Carboniferous Pennsylvania
    Nov 03
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Carboniferous Pennsylvania

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

    Are you ready to take a trip down the Geological Memory Lane to a time when Pennsylvania was not the Pennsylvania we know today?

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #1 Winners Announced!
    Nov 02
    2016

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #1 Winners Announced!

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    Thank you to the many schools that submitted an entry for Challenge #1.  We hope that you enjoyed walking in the woods and pulling inspiration from your surroundings as we have enjoyed viewing your work. All of the judges...