Unlock a World of Wonder.

Enthusiasts who are passionate about weather, water, and climate science can join AMS as associate members. No formal educational or professional qualifications are required.



Take part in one of over 130 AMS local chapters alongside professional scientists and other enthusiasts and make a difference in your community.


From classroom presentations to our yearly Weatherfest, AMS offers a wide range of educational opportunities for teachers, students, and other enthusaists. Access cutting edge research, with free and discounted subscriptions to top-ranking journals and publications, including Weatherwise and Physics Today.


Lead in the classroom, whether you're a K–12 teacher or a college professor, using the authoritative sources and training programs of the AMS Education Program, including online and undergraduate courses and summer workshops created with the National Weather Service and the U.S. Naval Academy.


For students interested in pursuing a career in the weather, water, and climate sciences, AMS offers guides and tools showcasing the different opportunities available to trained meteorologists, from broadcasting to research and industry.

Learn more about the benefits of AMS membership


* Dues rates are prorated for new membership applicants joining the AMS between April 1 and September 30

K–12 Teachers

Individuals employed full-time as teachers at an elementary, middle, or high school.

$55 per year

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Precollege Student

Individuals enrolled as elementary, middle, or high school students.

$15 per year

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