MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA: Science Across North Carolina

Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center at Purchase Knob

Located at 5,000 feet in Haywood County on the North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center is part of a network of what will be 32 research learning centers supporting research and education about science in our national parks.
The mission of the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center at Purchase Knob is to increase the amount and effectiveness of research in the Appalachian highlands network parks that meet management needs while increasing public access to and understanding and appreciation of these research activities.
Read about teacher training and support on The Great Smoky Mountain National Park website.