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 24
- Moth Ball! In celebration of National Moth Week, Quail Hollow Park in Santa Cruz will be hosting a Moth Ball to draw attention to the beauty, diversity, and ecological importance of moths.
- Jul 28
- Between Pacific Tides, First Edition (1939): Join Don Kohrs once again for Naturalist Night and learn the story behind the book and the men who many say set the mold for modern marine biology.
- Jul 31
- Save Our Shores weekly Davenport Main Beach cleanups target highly polluted areas–including caves, beaches, rivers, and inland dump sites.
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.