A. Family Membership: for a maximum of two eligible adults and those people in the household under eighteen years of age who desire full access to all Society functions, privileges and voting rights. (voting will be limited to those sixteen years of age or older).
B. Single Membership: for any eligible individual sixteen years of age or older, who desires full access to all Society functions, privileges and voting rights.
C. Honorary Membership: may be conferred to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of paleontology. Nominations to this level of membership may be submitted to the Executive Committee by any member. The Committee will review the nominee and will present its recommendations to a simple majority vote of members present at a regular monthly meeting.
D. Newsletter Subscription: for those individuals who are not able to participate in the activities of the Society but want to receive The Fossil Record.
E. Lifetime Membership: For any eligible individual who desires full access to all society functions, privileges, and voting rights for their lifetime.
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.