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, focusing primarily on earth science, and welcoming members with interests in all fields of science. Learn more.
Future Colorado Scientific Society Meetings and Field Trips
Geology of the Upper Arkansas Valley
CSS 2018 Fall Field Trip
September 15-16, 2018
Led by Karl Kellogg, Cal Ruleman, Scott Minor, Jonathan Caine, and other USGS geologists
Spend Two Days examining diverse Geologic features of the beautiful Upper Arkansas Valley:
- Proterozoic sedimentation, volcanism, and plutonism
- Laramide Orogeny structural features
- Northern Rio Grande Rift and Upper Arkansas Valley magmatism, tectonism, and sedimentation
- Pre-rift intrusive rocks and Oligocene and Eocene volcanic rocks
- Glacial history and deposits including catastrophic outwash floods
- Mineral deposits (gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead, fluorspar, and others)
- Landslide, alluvial, mass-movement, eolian, and wetland deposits
There is something for everyone!
Logistic details are still to be worked out, but the group will spend one night at a motel, either in Salida or Buena Vista, and travel will be either be rented vans or personal car-pooling.
If you are interested in going on the trip, please contact Cal Ruleman, email@example.com, and let him know of your interest so he can compile a tentative list of who wants to go on the trip. We’ll share more information once it is available.
From Kellogg, K.S., Shroba, R.R., Ruleman, C.A., Bohannon, R.G., McIntosh, W.C., Premo, W.R., Cosca, M.A., Moscati, R.J.,and Brandt, T.R., 2017, Geologic map of the upper Arkansas River valley region, north-central Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3382, pamphlet 70 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:50,000.
Get the full map at https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3382
Thursday, September 20, 2018
CSS Poster Session and Short Talks
Presentations of posters by CSS Members followed by short presentations by students.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Structural Geology of Colorado
Log Cross sections in Colorado
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Department of Energy – Thoughts on Geothermal Energy
plus another talk that is not confirmed yet
October or November xx, 2018 (TBD)
Family Night at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Thursday, December 13(?), 2018
Presidents Talk: Cities at Risk
Bob Raynolds, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
March for Science, April 14, and Vote for Science
The Colorado Scientific Society took part in the March for Science in downtown Denver again this year on April 14, 2018. We had a table at the Denver Civic Center again.
This is their website: https://www.marchforscience.com/
Renew your membership with the
CSS 2018 Membership Form
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
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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