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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9:00 am

CANCELED: Habitat Hikers Begins (Ages 7-9)

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Highlands Nature Center
$150

Spot the animals living all around us! Dig into the dirt, trek through streams, and look through your binoculars to uncover hidden habitats and the creatures that live there. Registration required.

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CANCELED: Who’s Hoo? Begins (Ages 4-6)

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Highlands Nature Center
$80

Get to know your nature neighbors! Go searching for salamanders in streams, come across caterpillars creeping through the Botanical Garden, and learn about animal life cycles. Registration required.

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9:00 pm

CANCELED: Starlight Stroll

June 9 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Highlands Nature Center
Free

June 9th 9 pm-10 pm Nature Center Nights: Starlight Stroll Unlock the history and mystery of the cosmos as we study the night sky! Hear stories of the stars from different cultures and learn to identify summer constellations. Please bring a flashlight for this adventure! This program is weather-dependent.

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