Past Meetup

Biophilia: Pittsburgh August Meeting


Join us August 7th for Biophilia: Pittsburgh! Guests are invited to arrive at 5:30pm to enjoy light refreshments and informal networking with the main presentation to begin shortly before 6pm.

We will be joined this month by guest speaker Marijke Hecht, director of education at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, discussing water in Pittsburgh's city parks.

"Water is the foundation for all life on Earth. It supports our physical function as humans, but also feeds our spirits. As humans we are drawn to water for its healing properties, power, and vastness. We experience awe when we gaze on a wide sea, are drawn to the sound of a running stream, and are calmed by the feel of a hot bath. Guest speaker, Marijke Hecht, director of education at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, will discuss how parks are being used as classrooms for children to investigate and connect with water. She will also share examples of park places and designs that give urban residents the opportunity to connect with and benefit from water."

Directions and Parking:

The meeting will be held at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes classroom at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The main Conservatory entrance will be closed, as this meeting takes place after normal business hours; to access the CSL, follow Frew Street (located between the Oakland/Schenley Park bridge and the Christopher Columbus statue), which will take you around the Conservatory to the lower campus. Guest parking spaces are available on your left as you approach the CSL.