Parks Conservancy Staff

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VIDEO: Great Cities Deserve Great Parks

December 31, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

Pittsburgh's phenomenal parks truly put our city among the best in the country.

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Parks Educator Takes Pride in Planning Hikes

December 23, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

This post was originally written and posted by our friends at Venture Outdoors. Check out their blog here!

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Thanks for Parks, Thanks to You

November 25, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

No table is big enough to fit everyone who loves Pittsburgh's parks.

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Environmental Education in the Parks (Video)

September 4, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

As Director of Education Marijke Hecht recently penned in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Op-Ed, "Outdoor environmental education cultivates curiosity and...

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What's in Bloom -- July 2015

July 6, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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iBirding: Birding with Apps

June 26, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

When you walk out into your yard or into the park, can you point out a tufted titmouse or a Carolina chickadee? How about a red-winged blackbird...

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If a Tree Falls: Human Impacts on Forest and Park Trees

June 19, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

Forests are natural, wild places. Trees burn, blow down, mature, and regenerate on their own.

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Mellon Square Edges Get a Facelift

June 12, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff
Mellon Square interpretive wall from Smithfield Street. Photo: Scott Roller.
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From Fires to Phenology: Meet Our New SCA Fellow!

June 2, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

One year ago, I left the land of cheese, beer, and badgers in search of new experiences and meaningful work.

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Learners to Leaders: Learning Pathways in the Parks

May 15, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

What does it mean to be a life-wide learner? How does one travel a learning pathway?

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