The Norris Center is open for the summer! Open hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11am- 3pm.
Kylie Smith's Field Guide to Pogonip can be found at the Golf Club Drive and Spring Street entrances into Pogonip.
- Jul 3
- Shark Science Week ALL WEEK: Last day is the 3rd! Come explore amazing shark adaptations including their extraordinary senses, the unique ways in which they reproduce, and so much more!
- Jul 5
- Pollution Prevention is Patriotic! To prevent waste from entering the ocean and harming wildlife, Save Our Shores is hosting pollution prevention outreach at Hotspot beaches across the Central Coast and organizing its popular Star Spangled Cleanup
- Jul 16
- Pogonip Guided Hike: Join Museum guides on a 2 mile hike through Pogonip Park. Explore the natural communities in the park, including Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen, and Prairie, while learning about local history and ecology.
The Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History is dedicated to cultivating natural history skills for students of all ages, fostering each student's passion for the natural world, and supporting natural history research that serves as the basis for understanding the complex and rapidly changing ecosystems around us.
In Ken's Words
“And my kinship with all the earths’ biota, even the simplest flatworm, does not degrade me. Instead, it makes me, and you, miraculous. I know this because I walk in the midst of beauty and love and a perfection of sand, stones, water, and life.“
On campus around this time of year, fawns can be seen wandering with their mothers never far behind. Unlike humans who take their first steps when they're around one year old, fawns master the art of walking in the first few hours of their life. Photo by Evan Silk.