Honoring and Expanding the Legacy of Ken Norris

Ken Norris in the White Mountains with teaching assistant Larry Ford, 1983

Ken Norris PortraitUCSC’s strong tradition of natural history education and research is due in no small part to Professor Kenneth S. Norris (1924-1998).  Through his ground-breaking research, inspired teaching and mentorship, and charismatic leadership, Norris left a huge legacy that continues to benefit thousands of students and researchers worldwide. The Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History will continue to support many of Professor's Norris' endeavors as well as take his vision for natural history education and research to a broader community and state-wide level.

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