Art & Natural History Initiative

Thanks to the generous support from generous donors, the Norris Center has launched its Art & Natural History Initiative program! We host workshops, sponsor students, and hold numerous events to connect art and natural history using the resources of the Norris Center.

Upcoming Natural History Art Events

Reserves of Inspiration Art Show

November 6th through December 8th at the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery at Cowell College, UCSC. Come enjoy art created at the amazing UC Natural Reserves!

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Painting Birds in Watercolor and Gouache

October 27th, 10am - 4pm at the Norris Center. A natural history art workshop led by renowed artist Maryjo Koch. Tickets will be available soon. For more information see here.


Science and Art Residency

stop motion animation of people sitting under a joshua treeThe Science and Art Residency Program funds and supports creative communication opportunities for science research, and student artist professional development. Current residents include graduate students making stop-motion animation to showcase symbiosis, and teams of professors and undergraduates creating oral and written narratives to help conserve Micronesian coral reefs. See here for all of the other ongoing projects.