The Norris Center is open for spring quarter! Open hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10am- 4pm.
Kylie Smith's Field Guide to Pogonip can be found at the Golf Club Drive and Spring Street entrances into Pogonip.
- May 29
- Davenport Beach Clean Up: Join Save Our Shores to target highly polluted areas–including caves, beaches, rivers, and inland dump sites.
- Jun 2
- Younger Lagoon Reserve Tour at 2pm: Come and see what scientists are doing to track local mammals, restore native habitat, and learn about the workings of one of California’s rare coastal lagoons.
- Jun 4
- Arboretum Phenology Walk. Saturday, 2-4 pm. Help monitor the effects of climate change. Advance registration recommended.
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
“I was a naturalist down to my toes and fingertips-teetering between art and science, seeking synthesis.”
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.