Membership Levels and Benefits

Membership Levels & Benefits

To join the Friends of the Norris Center —

Contribution Categories

Membership Levels*

  • Ohlone Tiger Beetle, $20: Student/Limited Income, receives standard benefits (see below for details)
  • Trifolium Clover, $50: Individual, standard benefits
  • Parrot Mushroom, $80: Family/Household, standard benefits
  • Santa Cruz Black Salamander, $150: standard benefits plus Norris Center 2024 Plant-Pollinator Wall Calendar (while supplies last) and membership in ROAM, the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums
  • Peregrine Falcon, $500: above benefits plus personalized natural history education opportunity and choice of Norris Center hat or field guide (including the new UCSC Campus Insects Field Guide) 
  • Spinner Dolphin, $1,000 and above: Lifetime membership with above benefits plus naming rights for a Norris Center Butterfly Tray

Standard Benefits

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

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

Note: You will receive a membership card in the mail.

Memberships are good through the end of the current calendar year, then renew on January 1 thereafter. If you join in the last quarter of the calendar year (October-December), your membership will extend through the following year.
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