Highlands Biological Station buildings remain closed to visitors with the exception of limited visitor hours for the Nature Center.  HBS Botanical Garden trails remain open, and in accordance with University policy masks and physical distancing are required on the HBS campus.  Highlands Biological Station currently plans to offer academic and public programming in summer 2021, observing University mandated Covid-19 safety protocols.  For the safety of the HBS summer community, before being permitted to work or study at HBS prospective summer students, teaching faculty, and researchers must provide documentation of (1) having received a Covid-19 vaccine or (2) a negative Covid-19 test taken within 3 days of planned arrival.  Please see the HBS website for full summer 2021 Covid-19 safety policies and procedures, and bear in mind that University policy and HBS program plans are subject to change in light of developments with the pandemic this spring. 

Mondays

Garden Tour

10:30am

 

 

 

Enjoy a walk through the Botanical Gardens with our knowledgeable staff, viewing beautiful native plant life in diverse habitats.

Tuesdays

Turtle and Toad Feeding   11:30am

 

 

 

View our live animals at their most active— feeding time!

Wednesdays

Mad Science

2:30pm

 

 

Try your hand at scientific inquiry with a brief hands-on program aimed at youth ages 7+ (younger ages are welcome with supervision).

Thursdays

Exploration Hike

2:30pm

 

 

Visit forests, streams, and other spots across our campus, experiencing unique habitats and honing your observation skills.

Fridays

Turtle and Snake Feeding

11:30am

 

 

View our live animals at their most active— feeding time!

Saturdays

Creature Feature

11:30am & 2:30pm

 

 

Experience one or more of our live animal ambassadors up close while learning about their fascinating adaptations.