Friends of the Norris Center

Friends of the Norris Center for Natural History

Who are the Friends of the Norris Center?

The Friends of the Norris Center (FNC) are a group of community members and students dedicated to advancing the mission of the Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History. Following in Ken’s spirit, Norris Center members are part of a community of people who carry their passion for the natural world into all aspects of their lives. FNC is a not-for-profit organization, and membership is open to all. 

Become a Friend of the Norris Center

Join the Friends in 2023 and become a founding member! You can join online. See Membership Levels and Benefits page for benefits and additional details, including how to join by sending a check. 

All Friends of the Norris Center members receive the following benefits –

  • Online announcements of upcoming events and activities
  • Norris Center sticker (a new design each year!)
  • Access to members-only events, including volunteer days and tours at local natural reserves
  • Discount on Norris Center events (fee-based workshops, classes, etc.)
  • Invitation to annual membership event

Your membership helps –

  • advance natural history training and Norris Center activities 
  • provide community and alumni engagement and professional development networks
  • expand Norris Center programming
  • support Norris Center research on natural history and field-based education
  • increase public outreach, advocacy, and financial support for the Norris Center 

Interested in volunteering? Contact us at FNC@ucsc.edu