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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.

Top Ten Reasons to Join
the Colorado Scientific Society (CSS)

1. Ten high-quality, earth science talks annually
 (two per meeting night)

2. Annual Emmons Distinguished Lecture
 (e.g., Paul Hoffman, John Dewey, Bill Dickinson, Gene Shoemaker, Clark Burchfiel, Preston Cloud, Aaron Waters, C.B.Hunt, Fred Vine, Peter Misch, Clarence Allen, W.W.Rubey, Bert Balley, John Crowell, and Hoover Mackin)

3. Annual Family Night & Dinner
(recent speaker was novelist Sarah Andrews)

4. Annual Student Night
students receive cash awards for presenting papers)

5. Two interesting geologic field trips annually

6. Oldest scientific society in the Rocky Mountain Region,
 founded in 1882.

7. Great cross-section of Front Range geologists and interested people with whom to network

8. Past-presidents list reads like a "Who's Who in Colorado Geology"
 (e.g., Emmons,Hewett,Lee,Tweto, Eckel,Twenhofel,Weimer,Pillmore,Ross,Hansen,Bryant,Grose,& Rold)

9. Scholarship support for area students

10. It's cheap
 (only $20 per year, $5 for students)


Additional stuff

Some prominent members have included--

G.K. Gilbert, J. Gilluly, Whitman Cross, R.A.F. Penrose, Arthur Lakes, E.E. McKee,
D.W. Brunton(yes, the very same Brunton)
Add your name to the list for only $20

21 minerals have been named after CSS members

154 fossils have been named after CSS members

More than $100,000 in scholarships given to local students

Outreach includes placing of geologic signs at local spots