Phipps finalist for national honor

Friday, 15 February 2013 11:11 AM Written by 


It's been a busy week for the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Tuesday saw the opening of their new Center for Sustainable Landscapes and today they received news that they are one of the finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. 

“Museums and libraries serve as community gathering places and centers for lifelong learning, and we are very proud to announce Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens as a finalist for the 2013 National Medal,” said Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. “This year’s finalists exemplify the many wonderful ways museums and libraries can respond to the needs and wants of the communities they serve.”


Interested in helping with the big bird count? Volunteers are asked to meet up at the Sewickley Heights Borough parking lot from 9 to 11 a.m. for a bird watch and data collection.  This is an annual event to gather information on the local bird population "to create a mid-winter snapshot of the numbers, kinds and distribution of birds across the continent."

You want to bring binoculars, good shoes and warm clothes.

If you're interested in more bird events in the are, check out Scott Shalaway's recent story on Pittsburgh love of birds

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