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: EPT 2 Course Begins (June 29th- July 10th)

CANCELED: Lichens Course Begins (June 29th – July 3rd)

CANCELED: Savvy Survivors Begins (Ages 7-9)

CANCELED: Crafty Critters Begins (Ages 4-6)

CANCELED: Salamander Meander

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July 4th Scavenger Hunt

July 4th Scavenger Hunt

CANCELED: Lichens Course Ends (June 29th – July 3rd)

CANCELED: Savvy Survivors Ends (Ages 7-9)

CANCELED: Crafty Critters Ends (Ages 4-6)

July 4th Scavenger Hunt

July 4th Scavenger Hunt

CANCELED: Nature Center open for July 4th Weekend

LIVESTREAM: A Garden in Every Season Tour

VIRTUAL Yoga in the Garden

CANCELED: Fishes Course Begins (6th – 17th)

CANCELED: Imprints of Nature: Art Workshop Begins (7th-9th)

CANCELED: Eco Trekkers: Wild Waters Begins (Ages 10+)

CANCELED: Starlight Stroll

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CANCELED: Imprints of Nature: Art Workshop Ends (7th-9th)

CANCELED: EPT 2 Course Ends (June 29th- July 10th)

CANCELED: Eco Trekkers: Wild Waters Ends (Ages 10+)

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CANCELED: Fungi Course Begins (13th-24th)

CANCELED: Habitat Hikers Begins (Ages 7-9)

CANCELED: Who’s Hoo Begins (Ages 4-6)

CANCELED: Going Batty

CANCELED: Fireflies 101 Workshop

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CANCELED: Fishes Course Ends (6th – 17th)

CANCELED: Habitat Hikers Ends (Ages 7-9)

CANCELED: Who’s Hoo Ends (Ages 4-6)

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CANCELED: Animal Actors Begins (Ages 7-9)

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

CANCELED: A Buggy Evening

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CANCELED: Fungi Course Ends (13th-24th)

CANCELED: Animal Actors Ends (Ages 7-9)

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

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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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