Come study on the Highlands Plateau - a global biodiversity hotspot! 
Enjoy the cool high elevations of the Southern Appalachian Mountains this 
summer while you earn credit and gain field research experience in any of our 1 
or 2-week accredited biology field courses.  Now in our 91st year, Highlands 
Biological Station offers over a dozen field courses taught by nationally 
recruited experts in their field — with hundreds of square miles of National 
Forest and National Parks as your classroom!  

The Highlands Biological Station, in North Carolina, offers courses each summer 
at the advanced undergraduate/graduate level dealing with the ­ special 
biological features of the southern Appalachians in areas of study that are 
appropriate for investigation at a mountain field station. 

Examples of courses:  
Biology and Conservation of Birds
April 30 – May 12 with Dr. Rob Bierregaard, Drexel University & Academy of 
Natural Sciences
Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, & Caddisflies
May 7-19 with Dr. John Morse, Clemson University

Conservation Genetics of Salamanders
May 14-May 26 with Dr. J.J. Apodaca, Tangled Bank Conservation

You can review all the course listings at Credit for all courses is 
available through either UNC-Chapel Hill or Western Carolina University.  
Students may take courses for credit through these institutions and then 
transfer the credit to their home institution. For additional information, call 

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