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

Ken-singing"I commend to you the virtues of being an old-fashioned naturalist. I commend to you a place to walk and wander because that's what naturalists do. They wander..."

Nature Notes

viola-pedunculataSpring is happening early this year.  Look for these yellow beauties called Johnny Jump-ups (Viola pedunculata) starting to bloom now in the meadows on campus.