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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CANCELED: Conserv Genet of Salamanders Course Begins (27th-31st)

CANCELED: Appalachian Crafting Begins (Ages 10+)

CANCELED: Naturalists of S. Apps Workshop Begins (28th-30th)

CANCELED: Salamander Meander

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CANCELED: Naturalists of S. Apps Workshop Ends (28th-30th)

CANCELED: Conserv Genet of Salamanders Course Ends (27th-31st)

CANCELED: Appalachian Crafting Ends (Ages 10+)

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LIVESTREAM: A Garden in Every Season Tour

VIRTUAL Yoga in the Garden

CANCELED: Cliff & Rock Outcrop Course Begins (3rd-7th)

CANCELED: Field to Database Course Begins (3rd-7th)

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CANCELED: Geology of the Plateau Workshop

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CANCELED: Cliff & Rock Outcrop Course Ends (3rd-7th)

CANCELED: Field to Database Course Ends (3rd-7th)

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CANCELED: Nature Center begins fall hours

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CANCELED: Intro. to Bryophytes Workshop

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Virtual Zahner Lecture: I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird

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Nature 101: Leaf It To Me

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Virtual Zahner Lecture: Microplastics

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Virtual Zahner Lecture: Monitoring Bird Populations at HBS

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CANCELED: Nature Center open for Labor Day Weekend

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