Join & Give
To pay for your membership or donation by credit card:
Click here to join HBF or renew your membership (including Salamemberships for kids)
Become a Member
The Foundation supports the Highlands Biological Station through funding for educational programming, scholarships, research, and daily operations. In addition, HBF has separate funds to support the outreach missions of the Nature Center and Botanical Garden. Membership support guarantees that the Foundation can continue to provide support to these organizations. We even have membership for kids!
Membership Levels for Adults
Terrapin Mt. $35 – $49
Bear Pen Mt. $50 – $99
Scaly Mt. $100 – $499
At these levels, you will receive discounted registration opportunities for certain programs including our annual fundraisers (Wildflower Whimsy in the spring and our Native Plant Symposium in September), Nature Camps at the Highlands Nature Center (discounts and early registration), and other programming that require a fee, in addition to a copy of the spring newsletter and Zahner Lecture Series announcement. You will also receive a catalogue. Be the first to know about our program schedule!
Sagee Mt. $500 – $999
Satulah Mt. $1,000 – $2,499
Whiteside Mt. $2,500 and above
Members at these levels will receive the above benefits plus acknowledgement in the spring Newsletter and access to both the “Rent a Naturalist” program and the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program, which offers free admission and additional benefits at over 270 botanical gardens, aboreta, and conservatories throughout North America. Click for more information. If you would like to see a list of other member organizations, click here.
Salamembers – Membership Just for Kids!
The Highlands Biological Foundation is dedicated to instilling in future generations the importance of learning about, and taking care of, the natural world around us. Our children and grandchildren will be the future stewards of this precious planet. Help foster a love of the natural world in a kid by giving the gift of a Salamembership. We promise each salamember will learn and have fun!
- receive a copy of the Salamember Scoop twice a year with fun nature facts, trivia, stories, and nature-related news. All salamembers can submit their news and questions!
- a gift of a brilliant Meet Your Neighbours photograph featuring a creature found around Highlands. Collect a different one each year!
- a birthday card
- a personalized membership card. Present it at Nature Center events to get free admission for the card holder!
- receive a discount and early registration for summer camps at the Nature Center
- receive a discount for Backyard Naturalists (www.backyardnaturalists.com)
- be part of the Highlands Biological Foundation’s team. Our members are very important to us.
Cost is only $30 per year!
Make a Donation
The Highlands Biological Foundation supports the Station’s research, education, and outreach programs primarily by providing scholarships and grants-in-aid of research. In addition, the Foundation has separate funds to support the Highlands Nature Center and Highlands Botanical Garden, which serve as the chief avenues for educating the public about the rich natural heritage of the area and how to preserve it.