We Connect People to Nature, Become a TINS Member Today!

Besides participating in the Tahoe Big Year, one of the best ways to support the competition is by becoming a member of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS).

If you would like to become a member using a credit card, follow the link below:
Become a TINS Member

To learn more about other ways to support TINS, please follow this link to the main TINS website: Support TINS

Why become a member?
Annual donations help support our day-to-day operations and core programs. By becoming a member, you will help TINS achieve its mission of advancing the natural history, conservation, and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region, through science, education, and outreach. We believe that this, in turn, helps foster active and improved care, understanding, and stewardship of the Tahoe region from individuals, communities, and land managers, ultimately making Tahoe a better place for us all, including future generations.

Membership dues are tax-deductible, and not only do they help TINS achieve its mission directly, but every dollar donated can be used to leverage additional funds through challenge grants.

Consider giving a TINS gift membership to thank a friend or co-worker, celebrate the retirement or birthday of a family member, or welcome a new neighbor with a unique housewarming gift.

Other member benefits include:
  • Exclusive member events - such as member only outings for the Tahoe Big Year
  • Eligibility to win prizes from the Tahoe Big Year competition, including random monthly drawings
  • Our biannual member newsletter
  • Email announcements: be the first to know about upcoming events and opportunities!
  • Reduced fees on TINS programs and summer camps
  • TINS logo sticker
  • Plus, join now and receive a free TINS shopping tote, as our thanks!!

Annual membership rates:
  • Student$20 (no shopping tote available at this level)
  • Regular$35
  • Family$60
  • Supporting$100
  • Sustaining$250
  • Patron$500
  • Benefactor$1000 or more

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science. Our work to improve understanding and stewardship of the Tahoe region is only possible because of supporters like you!

The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in the State of Nevada. Donations to TINS are considered charitable contributions and are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law. Federal EIN# 27-2379984.