Highlands Biological Station
Research & Teaching Laboratory, Nature Center, Botanical Garden and Foundation
Fostering research and education focused on the rich natural heritage of the Highlands Plateau, while preserving and celebrating the biological crown of the southern Appalachian Mountains.
While HBS is closed, check out these great resources for at home naturalist activities and video tours of our gardens.
Drawdown Book Club
This club will delve into the book Drawdown and facilitate discussion about what actions we can take today to mitigate our negative impacts on the climate.
Research facilities at the Highlands Biological Station support a wide range of field and laboratory investigations. Explore the history of the facilities and history of research at the Highlands Biological Station.
Register for our Knee High Naturalist Program!
Let’s go outside and explore! Join Paige every Friday morning at 10 a.m. as she guides you and your little ones in this program combining stories, walks, and activities.
Explore our living laboratory!
Our helpful staff is here to assist you with your visit, research and support of the Highlands Biological Station. Find the best contact for your needs here.
Highlands Biological Station is a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University,
a unit of the University of North Carolina System.
For General Inquiries please call 828.526.2602
265 North Sixth Street
Highlands, NC 28741