The Norris Center is open for the summer! Open hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11am- 3pm.
Watch a great new short documentary on the UC Natural Reserve Systems here.
Registration for the 2016 California Naturalist Conference is happening now! Click here for more information and to sign up.
Kylie Smith's Field Guide to Pogonip can be found at the Golf Club Drive and Spring Street entrances into Pogonip.
- Aug 13
- Join Save our Shores for the Monterey Monthly Cleanup! The cleanup will take place at Monterey State Beach Seaside Beach from 10am-12pm.
- Aug 14
- Seymour Center is holding a Younger Lagoon Reserves Tour! This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.
- Aug 31
- Naturalist Night at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History: The One People One Reef ocean collaborative: How traditional management and modern science are creating a global splash in Micronesian outer islands
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.