Mission Statement

Norris-Center-logoThe 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


“I was a naturalist down to my toes and fingertips-teetering between art and science, seeking synthesis.”


Nature Notes

FawnFawns can be seen wandering this time of year around campus 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.