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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8:00 am

CANCELED: Mammals Course Ends (15th-26th)

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Southern Appalachian Mammals: June 15 - 26 Dr. Ed Pivorun, Clemson University & Ms. Rada Petric UNC-Greensboro (download syllabus) This mammals course will emphasize the mammalian fauna of the Southern Appalachians. We will have traditional lectures on mammalian anatomy, evolution, orders, physiology and ecology for about 1 ½ hours every morning. Field work will emphasize […]

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CANCELED: EPT 1 Course Ends (15th-26th)

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, & Caddisflies : June 15 - June 26 Dr. John Morse, Clemson University Natural history and taxonomy of mayflies (Ephemeroptera), stoneflies (Plecoptera), and caddisflies (Trichoptera), including systematics, ecology, and behavior of larvae and adults, with emphasis on those aspects important in ecological studies, biological monitoring of water quality, and sports fishing. […]

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9:00 am

CANCELED: Animal Actors Ends (Ages 7-9)

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Highlands Nature Center
$150

Step into an animal’s paws for the week! Create camouflaged creatures, study skulls, and get a bird’s eye view on life. Registration required.

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CANCELED: Tiny Homes: Nature Edition Ends (Ages 4-6)

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Highlands Nature Center
$80

Jump into where the wild things live! Explore the many kinds of homes in our forests, from the tops of trees to deep underground, and find out what animals live in each place. Registration required.

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