Visiting College Classes

For decades the Highlands Biological Station has served as a destination for university and college classes wishing to delve deeper into the ecology and natural history of the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Explore our 24 acre campus or use HBS as a “basecamp” for explorations further afield, including visits to Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, Gorges State Park, or Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We have ample housing, teaching and lab space, and other resources to help make your visit informative and memorable for students. In addition, we have qualified staff who can offer instructional activities on topics such as southern Appalachian: salamanders, mammals, and forest ecology.

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