In accordance with Western Carolina University’s policies in response to COVID-19, the Highlands Biological Station is currently closed to the public, but is open to researchers and faculty on a limited basis. Researchers and faculty interested in reserving research and residential space should contact the HBS office (828-526-2602) for information on availability, rates, and reservations. Field courses, workshops, and HBS Nature Center programming are cancelled for the 2020 season. The HBS Botanical Gardens remain open, except for trails that are closed due to construction.

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Knee High Naturalists

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Let’s go outside and explore!

Families with young children (suggested age 3-5 years) are invited to join us to combine stories, walks, and activities for their little ones.
Each week we will have a different seasonal topic.
Be prepared to go outside rain or shine!

Fridays, 10 am – 11 am
Free, children of all abilities welcome.
No registration necessary, and you are not required to come to every session. Come to as many or as few as you would like!
Adults must attend with their children.

To participate, come to the Highlands Nature Center, 980 Horse Cove Road during the dates and times listed.

For more information, please call (828) 526-2623.
The Highlands Nature Center is part of the Highlands Biological Station, a multi-campus center of WCU.


January 31
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Highlands Nature Center