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. 

Classroom, Lab, and Bench Space Fees

Fees collected help cover maintenance and operational costs of running HBS. Note that Member Institution affiliates receive a 20% discount on housingcourses and workshops, and instructional/research space. And fees are covered if you are a Grant-In-Aid recipient. 

Classroom/Teaching Labs – $25/day

  • Coker Seminar Room
  • Coker 108 (GIS Classroom)
  • Coker 104 (general/dry wet)
  • Coker 117 (main teaching lab)
  • Biodiversity Classroom (general dry/wet)
  • Cooke Outdoor Teaching Pavilion
  • Stowers Outdoor Teaching Pavilion

Research Bench Space and Dedicated Labs

  • Coker Research Lab/Offices (112, 114, 115, 116). Includes use of main research labs – $25/day
  • Research Labs w/assigned bench space – $20/day
    • Coker 109 (main research lab)
    • Aquatics Lab
    • Molecular Lab

Nature Center Research Rooms w/assigned bench space – $10/day