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: Appalachian Crafting Begins (Ages 10+)

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Highlands Nature Center

Create art inspired by and made with nature! Practice weaving, try your hand at pottery, and mix up your own plant-based paper. Please Note: An exhibition of campers’ works will take place Friday at 1:30pm in the Nature Center with refreshments provided. All are invited to view the artwork and converse with the young artists. […]

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

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: William Bartram and Naturalists of the Southern Appalachians with Brent Martin on July 28-30 $325 July 28-30, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm William Bartram provides western North Carolina with one of our most important literary and artistic renderings of this landscape with his 1791 publication, Travels through North and South Carolina, […]

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9:00 pm

CANCELED: Salamander Meander

July 28 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Highlands Nature Center

July 28th 9 pm-10 pm Nature Center Nights: Salamander Meander Kick off Highlands Nature Center’s summer season searching for salamanders in the Botanical Garden! Discover strange and fascinating facts about our slimy amphibian friends, then join naturalists on a walk through the gardens to find local species. Please bring a flashlight for this adventure! This […]

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