Highlands on the Half-Shell

L to R: Cathy Temple, Franko Oliver and Stephanie Reeves 

Join us for a Cajun celebration on Sunday, October 1, for Highlands on the Half-Shell in the amphitheater behind the Highlands Nature Center to support the Highlands Biological Foundation. 

The bayou comes to the mountains with a feast of oysters, gumbo, and other Louisiana delicacies under the canopy of Highland’s autumn flame-colored leaves.  The Highlands Biological Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been providing critical support for the Biological Station and its three facets – the Nature Center, Botanical Garden and Biological Laboratory since the station’s founding in 1927. 

Thanks to the generosity of members and community residents, admission to the Nature Center and Botanical Garden are free. 

Come support the mission of the Highlands Biological Station:  “To foster research and education focused on the rich natural heritage of the southern Appalachian mountains.” Knowing that your support is directly contributing to conservation efforts, research and education to better understand the exceptional organisms in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, you’ll find that oysters and gumbo have never tasted so good. Whether there is rain or shine, Highlands on the Half-Shell is guaranteed to be a good time.  Laissez les bons temps rouler!  

The fun starts at 4:30 P.M. and will last until dark. Come dressed in your favorite “Cajun casual.” Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for non-members. To purchase tickets, visit highlandsbiological.org. or call (828) 526-2221.