Contact Us

Contact us at:


snail mail:
Backyard Naturalists c/o The Highlands Biological Foundation
265 North Sixth Street/PO Box 580
Highlands, NC 28741
Tel: 828.526.2221
Fax: 828.526.279




Our Mission

The mission of Backyard Naturalists is to inspire a lifelong appreciation of the natural world in children through educational programming that integrates science, art, and technology. The program has been developed through a partnership between The Highlands Biological Foundation and Meet Your Neighbours, an international nature photography project designed to help people to learn more about the wildlife in their own community. Backyard Naturalists is made possible through the generous support of The Eckerd Family Foundation, which provides leadership and support for innovative educational, preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative programs for children, youth and their families.