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Welcome to the Colorado Scientific Society

The oldest scientific society in the Rocky Mountain region

Founded in 1882, the Colorado Scientific Society promotes knowledge, the understanding of science, and its application to human needs.
We focus primarily on earth science, welcoming members with interests in all fields of science. Learn more.


Colorado Scientific Society Field Trip, May 19, 2019
Denver Basin Geology and its Rich Cultural, Mining, and Industrial History
Lunch Stop at New Loveland Mine Park above Golden

Future Colorado Scientific Society Meetings and Field Trips


CSS September Meeting
Poster and Oral Presentation Night
Thursday, September 19, 2019


CSS Fall Field Trip, Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 2019 (tentative)
Geology and Geoheritage of the Florissant-Cañon City-Florence area

A two-day field trip with an overnight in Cañon City. Visiting: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument; Skyline Drive by Cañon City; Royal Gorge; Florence coal, oil, and gas basin; and the Cope-Marsh quarries.


Additional planned CSS Meeting dates for Fall 2019:
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019, Recent advances in Geoarcheology, Michele Koons
, Curator of Archaeology, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Details to come.


Read the May 2019 CSS Newsletter


Join or renew your membership online with the Colorado Scientific Society Membership Form


Abstracts of Past Colo. Scientific Society Meetings


The Colorado Scientific Society was founded in 1882 as a forum for the exchange of observations and ideas on the topics of earth science. Our lecture series occurs on the third Thursday of each month, from September through May. Lecture topics largely focus on earth science, and are open to the public. In addition to our monthly lecture series, the society is also active in public service. We fund student research grants, construct and post signs that describe local geologic features, and organize and lead several field trips.


The Colorado Scientific Society usually meets on the third Thursday of the month from September through May at The Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood CO
Social time is at 6:30; meeting & program at 7:00
(In the summer months of June-August, too many are off in the field.)
Map for Shepherd of the Hills Church


Corporate Sponsorship of the Colorado Scientific Society

Corporate sponsorship helps the Society continue to provide earth science-related talks, field trips, and other events to a broad cross-section of Front Range geologists and interested people. Please accept an invitation from the Colorado Scientific Society to become a corporate sponsor, enabling us to continue and expand our programs.
Details of corporate sponsorship of the Colorado Scientific Society


The Colorado Scientific Society is an Associated Society of the Geological Society of America


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