Highlands Biological Station buildings remain closed to visitors with the exception of limited visitor hours for the Nature Center.  HBS Botanical Garden trails remain open, and in accordance with University policy masks and physical distancing are required on the HBS campus.  Highlands Biological Station currently plans to offer academic and public programming in summer 2021, observing University mandated Covid-19 safety protocols.  For the safety of the HBS summer community, before being permitted to work or study at HBS prospective summer students, teaching faculty, and researchers must provide documentation of (1) having received a Covid-19 vaccine or (2) a negative Covid-19 test taken within 3 days of planned arrival.  Please see the HBS website for full summer 2021 Covid-19 safety policies and procedures, and bear in mind that University policy and HBS program plans are subject to change in light of developments with the pandemic this spring. 

Field Trips

Highlands Biological Station is an excellent place for students to learn hands-on lessons in biology and ecology. We have comfortable dorms and can host around 50 students and adults for overnight trips. In addition, we have excellent facilities including multiple classrooms and labs. Students can learn about the research that takes place at HBS, while also engaging in both field and lab activities, such as searching for stream insects and salamanders and using our research-grade microscopes to take a closer look at the smaller life forms that often go unnoticed.

We can cater both day and overnight field trips based on your needs. Contact us to discuss options and pricing.