Summer Courses at the Highlands Biological Station


Creatively Communicating Biology & Ecology (May 8-13) with Dr. Hannah Rogers, Columbia University

Darwin and the Origin of Species: A Field Course (May 8-20) with Dr. James Costa, Western Carolina University & Highlands Biological Station

Landscape Conservation of Amphibians (May 15-27) with Dr. Bill Peterman, The Ohio State University

Grasses (Poaceae) of the Southern Appalachians (May 22-27) with Dr. Paul McKenzie, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Biology & Identification of Ferns (May 29-June 3) with Dr. Joey Shaw, University of Tennessee-


Flora of the Blue Ridge (June 5-17) with Dr. Paul Manos, Duke University

General Ecology (June 12-24) with Dr. Thomas Martin, Western Carolina University

Conservation Biology in the Field (June 26-July 8) with Dr. Peter White, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Introduction to Southern Appalachian Fungi (July 17-29) with Dr. Rich Baird, Mississippi State University, and Jay Justice, Arkansas Mycological Society

Forest Ecosystems of the Southern Appalachians (July 24-August 5) with Dr. Stephanie Jeffries, North Carolina State University, Dr. Alan Weakley, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Dr. Julie Tuttle, Duke University

Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, & Caddisflies (July 31-August 12) with Dr. John Morse, Clemson University

Wetland Plant Communities (August 7-12) with Dr. Dwayne Estes, Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and Austin Peay State University


Wildflowers and Waterfalls  (May 1-5) with Dr. Timothy Spira, Clemson University

Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: Exploring western North Carolina through William Bartram=92s Travels (May 15-20) with Brent Martin, The Wilderness Society

Macrophotography: A Bug=92s-Eye View of Nature (June 5-9) with Dr. Kefyn Catley, Western Carolina University

Gardening with Native Plants in Highlands (July 10-14) with Dr. Larry Mellichamp, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Rain Garden Design (July 17-18) with Russell Funderburk, Highlands Botanical Garden

Mushrooms of the Carolinas (August 14-18) with Alan & Arleen Bessette & Michael Hopping

Tree Identification (October 18-20) with Russell Funderburk, Highlands Botanical Garden

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