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.

There is no better place for students seeking to understand the special biological features of the southern Appalachians than the Highlands Biological Station. Undergraduate/graduate level students hoping to gain research and field experience while earning credits may choose any of our 15 summer courses. Stay on site, and gain first hand knowledge of a genuine mountain field station..