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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, focusing primarily on earth science, but welcoming members with interests in all fields of science.


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Shepherd of the Hills
Presbyterian Church
20th Ave. at Simms St., Lakewood

Map to the church

Read about the history of the Society from its founder and first president S. F. Emmons in 1882 until today.  read more

Come along on our fieldtrips or read about past and virtual fieldtrips here. read  more


Educational links for the teacher and student can be found here.  read more

Upcoming Talks/Fieldtrips

Thursday, April 14: our 2016 CSS Past Presidentsí Dinner.
White Fence Farm, 6263 West Jewell Ave., Lakewood CO.
Speaker: Matt Silverman,

Tempest at Teapot Dome, Wyoming:
the Greatest Political Scandal in the History of the American Oil Industry

Dinner will be at about 5:30 p.m. (social time beginning at 5:00). Cost of the dinner will be $30. To make reservations for the dinner, please write to Linda Barton Cronoble, lbarton1611@gmail.com, or 720-338-1237. You may mail a check to the CSS at P.O. Box 150495, Lakewood, CO 80215-0495 (payment in advance is appreciated) or pay at the door. Due to the restaurant's policy, we must pay for a dinner all who attend the meeting. Please make your reservations by April 7!

Tuesday, April 26: our 2016 CSS Past Presidentsí Dinner.
2016 Annual S.F. Emmons Lecture

Learn more....

All are welcome - no admission charge

Social Half Hour at 6:30, meeting at 7:00

All are welcome!  If you are not now a Sci Soc member,
this is a great evening to come, get acquainted, and join!

 Meeting Location:

American Mountaineering Center 
710 10th Street (NE corner of 10th and Washington) 
Golden Colorado 

Read the March 2016 Newsletter

Publications & Such 

Minutes of the Colorado Scientific Society
The minutes for the meetings from 1893 - 1904   

Hall of Presidents
Pictures of the presidents from Emmons in 1882 to the present (a work in progress)

CSS Newsletter  Published monthly from September through May.  Read abstracts of presented papers, upcoming fieldtrips, announcements, and more.  Archive issues from 1995.

CSS Proceedings

CSS Special Publications

CSS Research Grants

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