AAPS, The Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences

AAPS, Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences

Business Office: 96 East 700 South, Logan, UT 84321-5555, Phone: 435-744-3428

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AAPS promotes paleontology to all.

AAPS promotes education through scholarship and grants.

AAPS fights for the rights of ALL to collect and own fossils.

AAPS promotes cooperation between academics, amateurs, and professionals in paleontology.

AAPS Membership Application

As we move into 2024, I would like to see our membership numbers grow again. All members that sponsor a new member of any category during the year, will be placed in a drawing after the first of the year (2025), for two free diners during our annual meeting in Tucson 2025 or 2-years dues. In addition, each new member that signs up will also be placed in a drawing for 2 free dinners or 2-years free dues. Please join AAPS today!

If you sign up before December 15th, New Business members will be able to be listed in our Annual 2025 Tucson Guide. New members who sign up during 2024 and attend the 2025 annual meeting will be presented with one of our membership pins.

The Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences offers several Types of Membership. You can download the membership application as a PDF file. There are links below, one for the pdf file containing the application and the code of ethics, and the other for a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader that is needed to open the file on your computer. You must have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer before you download our pdf files. The reader is a free download, and you can obtain a copy for either Windows or Mac format.

You must complete and sign both the Membership Application and the AAPS Code of Ethics and mail along with the appropriate annual membership dues to:

George Winters
Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences
96 East 700 South.
Logan, UT 84321-5555

Membership Types
MembershipDescriptionAnnual Dues
Business Membership Any Profesional Paleontological Business (including Sales, Preparation, or Art), Registered Business Owner is a voting Member. $65.00
General Membership Any Individual with an interest in the collecting and preservation of fossils, Voting Member $45.00
Club Membership Any national, state or local mineral, fossil or natural history entity with an interest in collecting. Registered Club Member is a Voting Member $65.00
Additional Member Any employee or co-owner of a Businees. Immediate family (Spouse/Child 18 years of age or older) of a General Member. Member of a club, recorded as a Club Membership (Billed annually with the Business, General Member or Club Membership) Voting Member $15.00
Associate Membership Open to any Academic Paleontologist or College Student (with current faculty or student ID)
Non-Voting Member
No Dues
Honorary Membership Retired Business Member or other person, nominated by the AAPS Board and voted on by membership.
Voting Member
No Dues

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Last Updated: July 21, 2024
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