Benefits include fossil collecting Field Trips, our monthly newsletter The Fossil Record, and workshops. Additionally, the DPS has a series of Occasional Papers authored by members. After you have joined, when an Occasional Papers is published, one free copy will be available to you for a limited time. Occasional Papers published before you join can be purchased through the at the regular meetings. (Volume 1 is available as a free PDF upon request.) Privileges also include participation on paleontological digs.