Highlands Biological Station is open to visitors. Masks are still required in the Nature Center, but are no longer required on campus, including the Botanical Garden. Highlands Biological Station is offering academic and public programming this summer. 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.

Field Trips

Highlands Biological Station is an excellent place for students to learn hands-on lessons in biology and ecology. 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.

Our field trip program is still under construction, but please email our Educational Outreach Coordinator at pbrannon@wcu.edu  to discuss bringing your class or school to HBS!