Highlands Biological Station is open to visitors. Masks are still required in the Nature Center, but are no longer required on campus, including the Botanical Garden. Highlands Biological Station is offering academic and public programming this summer. 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.

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Lichen Identification Workshop

July 29 - July 31

Dr. Jessi Allen (EWU) and Dr. James Lendemer (NYBG)

This course will focus on lichen identification, both in the lab and in the field, including basic morphology and chemical tests, keying, and sight identification of common genera. We will also discuss the ecological and evolutionary importance of lichens.

Prerequisites: None

Cost: $300 course fee with on-site housing available for $120/person (Thursday night – Monday morning)

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July 29
July 31
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Highlands Biological Station
265 North 6th St
Highlands, NC 28741 United States
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