Reading Nature, Observing Science: Examining Material Practices in the Lick Observatory Archives and Kenneth S. Norris PapersMain MenuIntroduction to the Lick Observatory ArchivesThe Lick Observatory: Imaging the CosmosThe Lick Observatory: Eclipse ExpeditionsEclipse Intro page (first in a path)Introduction to Kenneth S. Norris PapersKenneth S. Norris Papers: Natural History in PracticeKenneth S. Norris Papers: Pedagogy and ConservationConnections: In Relation to NatureThese images demonstrate the different constructions of nature in the two archivesConnections: Materials of ObservationVisualization of the ConnectionsVisualizes the connections between all the contentReading Nature, Observing ScienceCaptions and information for the cases of objects on display at UCSC Special CollectionsAlex Moore6cd84a9f7efd71803c15562e48a509db9e0bb5a6Christine Turkb279a3dcf419860f915007f04f08e6fc0f8662ceDanielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
Case 2: Natural History, Pedagogy, and Echolocation
12016-06-03T15:13:12-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e918450All of the objects in this case are from the papers of Kenneth S. Norris, who was a professor of natural history at UCSC's Environmental Studies Department. The materials in this case highlight Norris's work in natural history, his creation of the popular Natural History Field Quarter, and his research in dolphin echolocation.gallery2016-06-08T00:16:57-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
The objects on the first shelf of this case highlight Norris's work in natural history, ranging from his prolific note taking to his research on lizards and dolphins. Click the above link to read more about Norris's practice and understanding of natural history.
The materials on the second shelf pertain to the Natural History Field Quarter, a popular course that Norris created, which is still offered by UCSC's Environmental Studies Department. The images, notes, and syllabus featured in the case are from various Field Quarters taught by Norris, including the course's first offering in 1973. Click the above link to read more about the Natural History Field Quarter.
The objects on the last shelf showcase Norris's research on dolphin echolocation and the various technologies he used for this research, such as audiotape recordings and sonographs. There are also images of Kathy the dolphin pressing a lever while wearing blindfolds, an experiment which was part of Norris's echolocation work. Click the above link to read more about Norris's echolocation research.
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12016-05-29T23:58:27-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08eK. Norris - Laysan Island, Hawai'i, 19712Norris typewriting field notes during a research trip to Laysan Island, Hawai'i in 1971.media/UA66_Bx67_Laysan Island (1971).jpgplain2016-06-07T12:59:40-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-05-30T17:29:12-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08ePhotograph of two Hawaiian spinner dolphins, undated5media/UA66_Bx6_Research Photographs (undated).jpgplain2016-06-07T10:52:44-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-06-03T16:18:11-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e1949-1950 Species Accounts, Norris5Bound journal of Norris's species accounts from 1949 to 1950. The displayed page shows a species account and drawing of Callisaurus draconoides, a zebra-tailed lizard.media/UA66_Bx36_1949-1950 Species Accounts.JPGplain2016-06-07T14:05:12-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-05-11T22:18:02-07:00Craig Dietrich2d66800a3e5a1eaee3a9ca2f91f391c8a6893490The Oceanic Institute KSN 68-3, Norris, Santa Catalina Island, 19685Norris’s field notes about a school of dolphins spotted in the waters off of Santa Catalina Island with a corresponding sketch.media/UA66/UA66_Bx2_Field Notes Oceanic Institute.jpgplain2016-06-07T10:56:06-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-05-11T22:18:06-07:00Craig Dietrich2d66800a3e5a1eaee3a9ca2f91f391c8a6893490Mt. Tamalpais Trail 19733Photograph of students hiking the Mount Tamalpais trail in Marin County during the first Natural History Field Quarter in 1973. This popular course, which is still offered by UCSC's Environmental Studies Department, immerses students in different habitats throughout California and allows them to gain first-hand experience in field observations and research.media/UA66/UA66_Bx73_Mt Tamalpais Trail (1973).jpgplain2016-06-07T14:21:41-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-05-11T22:18:06-07:00Craig Dietrich2d66800a3e5a1eaee3a9ca2f91f391c8a6893490Mt. Tamalpais 19734Photograph of Norris and students at Mount Tamalpais in Marin County during the first Natural History Field Quarter in 1973. The frame of the photo is signed by students from this Field Quarter.media/UA66/UA66_Bx73_Mt Tamalpais (1973).jpgplain2016-06-07T14:19:36-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-05-11T22:18:05-07:00Craig Dietrich2d66800a3e5a1eaee3a9ca2f91f391c8a6893490Photograph of Norris writing journal notes, Bunny Club, circa 19865Photograph of Norris writing journal notes inside the Bunny Club, a cabin located in the Granite Mountains, during a Natural History Field Quarter. Daily journal entries about field observations, inquiries, and even personal reactions to the different sites visited was a crucial component of Norris's Field Quarter.media/UA66/UA66_Bx33_Personal Photographs (circa 1986).jpgplain2016-06-07T10:59:21-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-05-11T22:18:06-07:00Craig Dietrich2d66800a3e5a1eaee3a9ca2f91f391c8a6893490Granite Mountains Hiking Class 19735Photograph of students hiking in the Mojave Desert's Granite Mountains during the first Natural History Field Quarter in 1973.media/UA66/UA66_Bx73_Granite Mountains Hiking Class (1973)034.jpgplain2016-06-04T15:47:01-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-06-04T23:09:33-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08eField Notes 1986-1987-1988, Norris3Bound journal of Norris's field notes from 1986 to 1988. The displayed pages are Norris's journal entries from the 1987 Natural History Field Quarter. In these entries, Norris discusses the practice of journal writing, as well as his observations about the distribution of daphnia, (often known as water fleas), in San Bernardino County, south of the Bunny Club.media/UA66_Bx 38_Field Notes 1986-1987-1988.JPGplain2016-06-07T11:19:31-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-06-04T23:25:18-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08eAudiotape recordings of Baby Jean and Amiko, 1967-19682Four audiotapes that record the sound emissions of Baby Jean (a short-finned pilot whale) and Amiko (a bottlenose dolphin) at various depths and positions. These recordings were an important part of Norris's research on marine mammal echolocation.media/UA66_Bx 57_Baby Jean and Amiko Audiotapes.JPGplain2016-06-07T11:03:54-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-05-11T22:18:04-07:00Craig Dietrich2d66800a3e5a1eaee3a9ca2f91f391c8a6893490Baby Jean 823 ft. Channel A, undated4Sonograph of Baby Jean, a short-finned pilot whale, at 823 feet.media/UA66/UA66_Bx32_Research Sonograph records Amiko (1967) 4.jpgplain2016-06-07T11:05:16-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-06-05T00:23:57-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08ePhotograph of Kathy the dolphin with blindfolds, undated3Photograph of Kathy the dolphin pressing a lever with blindfolds on. This experiment helped to confirm the existence of dolphin echolocation.media/UA66_Bx 69_Marineland (Kathy 2).jpgplain2016-06-07T11:06:15-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-06-02T19:10:51-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08eKathy, with Blindfolds in Place, Pokes the Target with her Nose, undated4Photograph of Kathy the dolphin pressing a target while wearing blindfolds. This was part of Norris and John Prescott's echolocation experiment.media/UA66_Bx 69_Marineland (Kathy 1).jpgplain2016-06-08T00:30:17-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-06-03T13:37:00-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08eAmiko, 19673Sonograph of Amiko, a bottlenose dolphin, at 1135 feet.media/UA66_Bx 32_Sonograph Records Amiko (4).jpgplain2016-06-07T11:08:00-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e