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May 11, 2018

The Edible Schoolyard

In 1996, California restauranteur Alice Waters joined forces with a middle school principal to turn an acre of asphalt into the first Edible Schoolyard. Students in Berkley, Calif., cultivated a love of nature as they learned how to make healthy choices and prepare the fruits and vegetables they grew. During the next two decades, Edible Schoolyards spread across the country. While many now exist in the Pittsburgh region, they are not the first schoolyard gardens to be cultivated by Pittsburgh students.

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April 19, 2018

Meet the History Center Docent Community

In 2017, docents at the Heinz History Center collectively logged 2,147 volunteer hours. Unsurprisingly, our docents are passionate about history, but it turns out that what keeps them coming back is being a part of a community of lifelong learners.

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May 13, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Night at the History Museum

Have you ever wondered what the History Center is like after the visitors leave? Recently, nearly 150 Girl Scouts and their chaperones discovered first hand at the Night at the History Museum overnight.

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