Become a BUGSS Member

BUGSS offers several levels of membership for those who are interested in joining our community.

For entrepreneurs who are looking for lab access without engaging in other community activities, see our Entrepreneur program.

In addition to paying online through the links below, please fill out the BUGSS Membership Agreement and contact Lisa Scheifele (lscheifele@bugssonline.org) to set up a New Member Orientation meeting.

DIY Community

$100 / mo

$1000 / yr

  • Voting privledges
  • Open access all stages of group projects/workshops
  • Access to Members only courses and events
  • Discounts on open courses and materials
  • Access to facilities and equipment with member perks
  • $200 lab supplies credit (annual membership)

Requires 5 hours per month of volunteer work

Student/Teacher Membership

$45/ mo

$450 / yr

  • Voting privledges
  • Open access all stages of group projects/workshops
  • Access to Members only courses and events
  • Discounts on open courses and materials
  • Access to facilities and equipment with all member benefits

Requires 5 hours per month of volunteer work



Friend of BUGSS

$25 / mo

$250 / yr

  • Voting privledges
  • Open access all stages of group projects/workshops
  • Discounts on selected members only courses, events, and merch

Can’t afford a lab membership?

Don’t let that stop you. At BUGSS we aim to build a community of people interested in the potential of biology-regardless of income level. There is plenty of work to do to keep BUGSS running, so if you can contribute some time or have a particular talent that could help BUGSS, come talk to us or email info@bugssonline.org!