Become a member of the Trading Post for free by taking a Membership Pledge to follow all state and federal laws on the collecting of natural objects, and make a commitment to learn more
about your connection to our world.
Bring an object, photograph, drawing, or journal entry to the Trading Post. (Limit one object per visit, please.)
Share what you know about your object with a Naturalist to earn points. Points are based on your knowledge, as well as the uniqueness and quality of the object. To prepare, use the question guidelines.
Make a trade. You can save your points and trade them in for an object at a later date.
Take your new treasure home.
The collection of natural items are regulated by state and federal laws. Become familiar with the laws before you start collecting. A complete list of what you can trade is listed on our website.