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 work to build 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 or download the FNC membership form. See Membership Levels and Benefits page for benefits and additional details.

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

  • Online announcements of upcoming events and activities
  • Norris Center sticker and bookmark
  • Access to member-only events, including volunteer days 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 

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