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
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
http://highlandsbiological.org/summer-2018/. 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