Enthusiasts

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.

Weatherfest

Connect

Swap weather stories with broadcast meteorologists and fellow enthusiasts alike on AMS Community. Take part in one of over 130 AMS local chapters alongside professional scientists and other enthusiasts and make a difference in your community.

Learn

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 through top-ranking journals and publications, including free subscriptions to Physics Today and EARTH Magazine and discounted subscriptions to Weatherwise and the Journal of Geoscience Education.

Teach

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.

Prepare

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. Expedite your journey even further by finding a career mentor through the Mentoring365 program.

Find the AMS membership that’s right for you

Associate Member

Show the world your support for weather, water, and climate science by joining AMS as an Associate Member.

  • Your choice: a subscription to Weatherwise, which offers a colorful and nontechnical look at the latest discoveries in meteorology and climatology, or the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) in print and enhanced digital form, where you can read weather-related articles, book reviews, and program announcements and learn about upcoming AMS sponsored or cosponsored meetings, symposia, and workshops
  • A subscription to Physics Today, the most influential and closely followed physics magazine in the world, and a digital subscription to EARTH Magazine, the most well-known magazine throughout the geoscience community
  • Access to the AMS Community platform, which allows you to connect and share with other AMS members
  • Greatly reduced subscription rates to our world-class peer-reviewed journals, Weatherwise magazine, and the Journal of Geoscience Education
  • Discounted registration fees for AMS Annual Meetings and specialty meetings
  • Stay current on emerging research and expand technical knowledge by participating in discounted AMS short courses and workshops
  • Enjoy deep discounts and free domestic ground shipping on new and classic titles in the AMS Books collection
  • Be the first to learn about new weather, water, and climate job opportunities with priority access to our Online Career Center
  • A subscription to News You Can Use, our weekly, members-only, electronic newsletter that highlights topics in meteorology and the related sciences from sources around the world
  • Enroll in Mentoring365, a new mentorship program developed to facilitate the sharing of professional knowledge, expertise, skills, insights, and experiences through dialogue and collaborative learning
  • Reciprocal memberships with peer organizations, including the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, the Chinese Meteorological Organizationthe Indian Meteorological Society, and the Royal Meteorological Society

$74 per year

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K–12 Teacher

If you are employed full time as a teacher at an elementary, middle, or high school, gain access to the latest weather, water, and climate science resources at a reduced rate by joining AMS as a K–12 Teacher.

  • Your choice: a subscription to Weatherwise, which offers a colorful and nontechnical look at the latest discoveries in meteorology and climatology, or the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) in print and enhanced digital form, where you can read weather-related articles, book reviews, and program announcements and learn about upcoming AMS sponsored or cosponsored meetings, symposia, and workshops
  • A subscription to Physics Today, the most influential and closely followed physics magazine in the world, and a digital subscription to EARTH Magazine, the most well-known magazine throughout the geoscience community
  • Access to the AMS Community platform, which allows you to connect and share with other AMS members
  • Greatly reduced subscription rates to our world-class peer-reviewed journals, Weatherwise magazine, and the Journal of Geoscience Education
  • Discounted registration fees for AMS Annual Meetings and specialty meetings
  • Stay current on emerging research and expand technical knowledge by participating in discounted AMS short courses and workshops
  • Enjoy deep discounts and free domestic ground shipping on new and classic titles in the AMS Books collection
  • Be the first to learn about new weather, water, and climate job opportunities with priority access to our Online Career Center
  • A subscription to News You Can Use, our weekly, members-only, electronic newsletter that highlights topics in meteorology and the related sciences from sources around the world
  • Enroll in Mentoring365, a new mentorship program developed to facilitate the sharing of professional knowledge, expertise, skills, insights, and experiences through dialogue and collaborative learning
  • Reciprocal memberships with peer organizations, including the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, the Chinese Meteorological Organizationthe Indian Meteorological Society, and the Royal Meteorological Society

$74 $57 per year

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Precollege Student

Elementary, middle, and high school students can join AMS as a Precollege Student. A thoughtful and unique gift for the aspiring meteorologist in your life!

  • Your choice: a subscription to Weatherwise, which offers a colorful and nontechnical look at the latest discoveries in meteorology and climatology, or the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) in print and enhanced digital form, where you can read weather-related articles, book reviews, and program announcements and learn about upcoming AMS sponsored or cosponsored meetings, symposia, and workshops
  • A subscription to Physics Today, the most influential and closely followed physics magazine in the world, and a digital subscription to EARTH Magazine, the most well-known magazine throughout the geoscience community
  • Access to the AMS Community platform, which allows you to connect and share with other AMS members
  • Greatly reduced subscription rates to our world-class peer-reviewed journals, Weatherwise magazine, and the Journal of Geoscience Education
  • Discounted registration fees for AMS Annual Meetings and specialty meetings
  • Enjoy deep discounts and free domestic ground shipping on new and classic titles in the AMS Books collection
  • A subscription to News You Can Use, our weekly, members-only, electronic newsletter that highlights topics in meteorology and the related sciences from sources around the world
  • Find a mentor with Mentoring365, a new program developed to facilitate the sharing of professional knowledge, expertise, skills, insights, and experiences through dialogue and collaborative learning
  • Reciprocal memberships with peer organizations, including the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, the Chinese Meteorological Organizationthe Indian Meteorological Society, and the Royal Meteorological Society

$74 $15 per year

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Associate Emeritus

If you have been an AMS associate member for at least 25 years, and you are at least 70 years old, you may convert your membership to Associate Emeritus. This membership category has all the benefits of Associate Member and no yearly fee.

  • Your choice: a subscription to Weatherwise, which offers a colorful and nontechnical look at the latest discoveries in meteorology and climatology, or the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) in print and enhanced digital form, where you can read weather-related articles, book reviews, and program announcements and learn about upcoming AMS sponsored or cosponsored meetings, symposia, and workshops
  • A subscription to Physics Today, the most influential and closely followed physics magazine in the world, and a digital subscription to EARTH Magazine, the most well-known magazine throughout the geoscience community
  • Access to the AMS Community platform, which allows you to connect and share with other AMS members
  • Greatly reduced subscription rates to our world-class peer-reviewed journals, Weatherwise magazine, and the Journal of Geoscience Education
  • Discounted registration fees for AMS Annual Meetings and specialty meetings
  • Stay current on emerging research and expand technical knowledge by participating in discounted AMS short courses and workshops
  • Enjoy deep discounts and free domestic ground shipping on new and classic titles in the AMS Books collection
  • Learn about new opportunities in the field of weather, water, and climate science with priority access to our Online Career Center
  • A subscription to News You Can Use, our weekly, members-only, electronic newsletter that highlights topics in meteorology and the related sciences from sources around the world
  • Enroll in Mentoring365, a new mentorship program developed to facilitate the sharing of professional knowledge, expertise, skills, insights, and experiences through dialogue and collaborative learning
  • Reciprocal memberships with peer organizations, including the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, the Chinese Meteorological Organizationthe Indian Meteorological Society, and the Royal Meteorological Society

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