In accordance with Western Carolina University’s policies in response to Covid-19, Highlands Biological Station is currently closed to the public with the exception of the Botanical Garden trails, but does remain open to researchers and faculty on a limited basis; please contact the HBS office (828-526-2602) for information on reservations, rates, and Covid-19 policies.  We currently plan to offer our field courses, workshops, Grant-in-Aid program, and HBS Nature Center programs in summer 2021, with Covid-19 safety protocols in place (TBA).​ Please bear in mind, however, that University policy and HBS program plans are subject to change in light of developments with the pandemic this winter and spring, and those interested in attending HBS courses or programs or utilizing HBS facilities in spring or summer 2021 should check the HBS website regularly for updates.

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Holiday Creations

December 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Kick off your holidays by making decorations from natural materials! Drop by the Highlands Nature Center on December 5th to create twigs stars, pine cone ornaments, and more.

It will be held rain or shine at the Highlands Nature Center, 930 Horse Cove Road, part of the Highlands Biological Station, a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University.

Free, all ages welcome.
No registration necessary.
For more information, please call (828) 526-2623.


December 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Highlands Nature Center