logoAbout Us Members Only Membership Application Newsletter Field Trips Grants and Scholarships Symposium 2017 Paleo Events Activities for Kids Store Collections Resources 25th Anniversary


The Trilobite Tales, our official member publication, is published nine months a year from September to May, with occasional special editions during the summer months. An electronic subscription to Trilobite Tales is one of the benefits of membership in the Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS).

Each 19- to 23-page issue typically includes information about our programs and activities, announcements and other items of interest to members:

- Calendar of nature and science-related events
- Field trip schedules and reports
- Feature articles by our members and other authors
- Book reviews and news from the world of paleontology
- Kids' Quarry column and Fossil Club for Kids updates for our younger members

Advertise in Trilobite Tales
Submit an Article
List a Science Event

Going Green: Our Newsletter is Electronic.

Trilobite Tales is posted in the Members Only area and available to members as a pdf file. Each month, members receive a notice from the Editor with the current month's edition and announcements. A very limited number of paper newsletters are produced each month for members who do not have access to a computer.

Science & Nature Events Calendar

The Western Interior Paleontological Society provides free calendar listings of upcoming events and educational opportunities in the earth sciences in its newsletter and on this website. Listings may be edited.

Submit calendar events to the

Enable JavaScript to send email

Submitting Articles

WIPS members are encouraged to submit news items, field trip reports, book and literature reviews, and articles about paleontology for the newsletter. Articles from non-member authors are also welcome (depending on content and space available). Suggested feature article length is 700 to 2500 words with three to six images/figures (file formats accepted include jpg, tiff, bitmap or eps).

Submit articles to the

Enable JavaScript to send email

Advertising Rates

Display advertising in Trilobite Tales is an affordable way to reach our approximately 500 members — people who are passionate about paleontology and the earth sciences. Monthly rates are listed below. Please note that no "fossils for sale" advertising is accepted.

Full page; $30 Half page; $20 Quarter page; $8 Business card size; $4