Past Meetup

Biophilia: Pittsburgh September Meeting


Our next meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. We hope you can join us!

Topic: "The Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Bringing Environmental Engagement to the Classroom"

Guest Speaker: Kate Borger

In the 2013 – 2014 school year, more than 1,800 local students from 54 area high schools and middle schools participated in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps, a multidisciplinary competition program inviting high- and middle school students to engage with environmental issues. Guest speaker Kate Borger, who manages the Challenge, will discuss the program’s features in detail, examining the role of creative expression in environmental awareness programming and the use of the natural world as a context for learning.

Directions and Parking:
This meeting will take place in the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) Classroom which is located on the facility’s first floor. The main Conservatory entrance will be closed, as this meeting takes place after normal 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.

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