• #bioPGH Blog: A Winter’s Tale of Opposites: Urban Heat Islands
    Dec 29
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: A Winter’s Tale of Opposites: Urban Heat Islands

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

    Have you ever noticed how it's often warmer in a city than even just a few miles outside of it? Why is that? Let’s explore!

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #3
    Dec 28
    2016

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #3

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    This wouldn’t be the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps if we didn’t involve plants! Prepare to be amazed by Challenge #3. This challenge is for both the artist and the scientist, so feel free to team up for a strong duo....

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 26 – Jan. 1
    Dec 26
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 26 – Jan. 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...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Drowsy December: Hibernation, Acorns and Bears, Oh My!
    Dec 22
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Drowsy December: Hibernation, Acorns and Bears, Oh My!

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

    When the temperatures drop, some of us might want to curl up under a warm pile of blankets and hibernate like one of Western Pennsylvania’s black bears until spring! But true bear hibernation might not be the long...

  • Phipps’ Santa Claus Cherishes Every Child and Every Letter
    Dec 22
    2016

    Phipps’ Santa Claus Cherishes Every Child and Every Letter

    By Phipps Conservatory

    When families enter the Gallery Room at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens during the holiday season, they are quick to gasp and grin with delight at the familiar figure seated on the velvet armchair before them. Clad in a...

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Dates
    Dec 22
    2016

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Dates

    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. Dates Why: Dates...

  • Meet Let’s Move Pittsburgh CDC Associate Kelly Regan
    Dec 22
    2016

    Meet Let’s Move Pittsburgh CDC Associate Kelly Regan

    By Let's Move Pittsburgh

    Let’s Move Pittsburgh had the pleasure to sit down with Kelly Regan and discuss her role as a CDC associate and how her work relates to Let’s Move Pittsburgh. Read on to learn about Kelly and what she plans to do during...

  • Health in Motion: Community Day School Farm Stand
    Dec 21
    2016

    Health in Motion: Community Day School Farm Stand

    By Josh Friedman

    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...

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 19 – 25
    Dec 19
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 19 – 25

    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: Year-round Feathered Friends
    Dec 16
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Year-round Feathered Friends

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

    Most of us can recite the conventional wisdom that birds fly south in the winter without even thinking about it, but we also know that, really, not all birds do. Why do some birds stay put here in Pittsburgh while others migrate...

  • Meet a Scientist: Jennifer Broderick
    Dec 16
    2016

    Meet a Scientist: Jennifer Broderick

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

    Are you ready to learn more about tiger genetics? December's Meet A Scientist is pretty cool cat!

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 12 – 18
    Dec 12
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 12 – 18

    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: Lake Turnover
    Dec 08
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Lake Turnover

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

    You know the saying, “what goes up must come down?”  Well, in an unusual way, it applies to our local lakes. Let's find out what that means and try some cool activities at home!...

  • Ask Ginger: Staying Active During the Winter Months
    Dec 06
    2016

    Ask Ginger: Staying Active During the Winter Months

    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 find it difficult...

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Troyani
    Dec 06
    2016

    Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Troyani

    By Karen Santelli

    “Hopefully they learn from me, but I also learn from them. When that happens, that’s very, very exciting and uplifting to me.”

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 5 – 11
    Dec 05
    2016

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 5 – 11

    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: Trees in the Winter
    Dec 02
    2016

    #bioPGH Blog: Trees in the Winter

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

    What are some adaptations that trees need to get through the freezing temperatures that drive us to parkas and hot chocolate? Let’s take a look!

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #2 Winners Announced!
    Dec 02
    2016

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #2 Winners Announced!

    By Emily Nye, High School Program Coordinator

    Thank you to the many schools that submitted an entry for Challenge #2, “Eco-App.” Smartphone applications give us access to a wealth of information at our fingertips, but screen time can take away time spent...