Make TWICE the Impact this Giving Tuesday!

The Highlands Biological Foundation is working to raise $5,000 this Giving Tuesday to support environmental education efforts in our region. Gifts of all sizes ($5, $10, $100) make a significant difference! Give today to have your gift DOUBLED by HBF’s very own Board of Trustees (up to $5,000 total)!!

Your support makes all that we do possible. Click the button below to have your gift doubled today. Thank you for being a part of our work!

How can you contribute to local educational efforts & help us reach our goal?

  • Contribute to our Giving Tuesday fundraiser by clicking the button below
  • Like & share our Giving Tuesday fundraiser on social media
  • Tell your friends & family about HBF’s educational efforts & how they can support our work
  • Call (828) 526-2221 to make a contribution by phone

What educational efforts does your contribution support?

Nature Camps

HBF funds several seasonal staff who lead our ever-growing Nature Camps, Nature Center Nights, daily educational programs, & more.

Nature on the Go! Outreach Programs

HBF provides free educational programming to local organizations & school groups in our community including the Gordon Center, HCCDC, The Literacy & Learning Center, Chestnut Hill, & more.

The Highlands Field Site Program

Since 2021, HBF has awarded $300,000 to the Highlands Field Site program – an immersive, semester-long opportunity for students to explore real-world environmental issues through a combination of coursework, field trips, & independent & group research projects.  This program is through UNC-Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment.

Click HERE to learn about the impact the 2023 cohort has been making this semester.

Visiting Speakers

Each year, HBF hosts the Zahner Conservation Lecture Series – a free, community program that welcomes a wide array of speakers, including regional scientists, conservationists, writers, and more to share their insights and knowledge with attendees.

Macon County STEM

This year, HBF granted $10,000 to Macon County School’s STEM program to support field trips, hikes, special presentations, & essential science equipment in county schools.

Thank you for making an impact!

The work of the Highlands Biological Foundation depends on generous individuals just like you, so we cannot thank you enough for your support!

The Highlands Biological Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3), & your gift is 100% tax deductible as allowable by law.