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
Natural Reserve System: The First Twenty Years, Sarah Steinberg, published by University of California, 1985 [page 18]
12016-06-06T11:25:34-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e91847The University of California's anniversary brochure for the UC Natural Reserve System, which commemorates the first twenty years of the NRS. The brochure was written by Sarah Steinberg Gustafson, edited by Gustafson and Jeff Kennedy, and designed by Linn Lee. This page of the brochure features photographs by Jeff Kennedy and Don Usner of UC students using the different reserve sites, including Field Quarter students at the Granite Mountains Reserve. In the excerpt on this page, Norris describes why the NRS is an invaluable resource for teaching and education.plain2016-06-10T02:05:18-07:00Danielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
12016-05-16T00:59:46-07:00UC Natural Reserve System18plain2016-06-08T00:14:06-07:00Norris played a key role in founding the UC Natural Reserve System (NRS), which is a system of protected natural sites throughout California that are administered by the University of California and used for the purpose of teaching and research. In 1963, he presented a system wide plan for the NRS to former UC President Clark Kerr, and in 1966 he travelled around the state surveying potential sites for the reserves. Norris later chaired the original NRS Advisory Committee from 1965 to 1968.
Norris's conception of the NRS was also closely aligned with his pedagogy, as he believed that protected natural reserves were essential for outdoor education. Many of the scheduled trips in the Natural History Field Quarters were to various sites in the reserve system itself. Not only did the Field Quarters make use of the NRS, but students from the Field Quarter classes directly helped with survey work for the NRS. Along with Norris and Stephen Gliessman, members from the 1985 Field Quarter surveyed Northeast California for potential reserve sites, and members from the 1986 Field Quarter assessed the potential inclusion of the Northern California Coast Range Reserve within the NRS. Such intersections between the Field Quarter and the NRS show how Norris's teaching and work were part of a larger vision wherein environmental conservation and pedagogy mutually informed each other.