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. 

Highlands on the Half-Shell – Sold out!

Sunday, October 6

4:00pm ’til dark

Gumbo, Jambalaya, & Oysters, in the Meadow, Cajun Casual Attire

$100 members, $125 non-members

Call office at 828-526-2221 for wait list.

To benefit the Highlands Biological Foundation

Join us for a Cajun celebration on Sunday, October 6 , for “Highlands on the Half-Shell” to support the Highlands Biological Foundation, hosted by local residents.  Feast on steamed oysters, gumbo, and jambalaya under a canopy of flame-colored leaves. The Highlands Biological Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been providing critical support for the Biological Station and it’s three facets:  the Nature Center, Botanical Garden and Biological Laboratory since the Station’s founding in 1927.

Hosted By:

Lynda Anderson & Ken Conover
Kim & Bill Coward
Mary Todd & Jimmy Davis
Kim & Rich Daugherty
Julia & Bill Grumbles
Diane & Michael Levine
Elizabeth & David Martin
Nancy & Lyle Nichols
Frances & Obie Oakley
Karen Patterson
Miriam & Vernon Skiles
Martha & Hal Stibbs
Marcia & Jack Stibbs
Jennie Stowers
Jonnie & Jimmy Swann
Kathy & Bestor Ward
Sarah Morgan & Walter Wingfield