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

Happy spring, the flowers are out! Grab your Jepson and your hand lens to key out these beautiful, pale blue shrubberies so you can tell your friends, 'see I know this!'