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: Eco Trekkers: Highs and Lows Begins (Ages 10+)

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Highlands Nature Center
$220

Explore the wonders of the Blue Ridge on all-day hikes! Adventure to overlooks in the area, take a dip in a mountain stream, and see how the world changes as we go from high on mountaintops to low in the valleys. Please Note: This camp includes an optional campout Thursday night on the Highlands Biological […]

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9:30 am

CANCELED: Fishes Workshop

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
$150

Fishes of the Tuckasegee with Jason Meador June 16th, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Western North Carolina has the richest aquatic diversity in the state. Come see fish unique to this area, understand why they are found here and why they are vulnerable to extirpation. Learning objectives: Electrofishing Lower Caney Fork to assess stream quality […]

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8:30 pm

CANCELED: Going Batty

June 16 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highlands Nature Center
Free

June 16th, 8:30 PM- 9:30 PM Nature Center Nights: Going Batty Discover the nocturnal mammals who take to the skies! Learn about the fascinating world of bats, then join naturalists in the Botanical Garden to seek them out. Please bring a flashlight for this adventure! This program is weather-dependent.

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