CSS History


The Colorado Scientific Society (CSS) was founded in Denver, Colorado, USA, on December 8, 1882– six years after Colorado became a state. Founder S.F. Emmons of the U.S. Geological Survey and 11 colleagues were interested in an exchange of observations and ideas on topics in earth science. The membership has since grown from these original 12 to more than 375 members. Current members include representatives from many earth-science organizations, including Federal and State government agencies, universities throughout the region, private industry, and individuals. The Society welcomes new members with a background and interest in the sciences.

An excellent, detailed history of the Colorado Scientific Society from 1882 through 2007 is available for download here.

See a list and photos of all past Presidents of the Colorado Scientific Society HERE.