The Tahoe Big Year
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).

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Why become a member?

Membership dues are tax-deductible and these 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. Your gift 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

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/Reduced Income$20
  • Regular$45
  • Family$75
  • Supporting$100
  • Sustaining$250
  • Patron$500
  • Benefactor$1000