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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.

Curtis Elder:
90 Years of Achievement

by Pat Jurgens
Reprinted by permission from Colorado Serenity Magazine, August 2011


Curtis Elder is a local geologist who lives in Evergreen.

PDF of Curtis Elder Article

Family Tree of USGS Soil Geomorphology

Colorado Scientific Society Symposium

Work in the Colorado Front Range and
Adjacent Piedmont


In October 2010, the Colorado Scientific Society sponsored an evening and a Field Trip, honoring the work of Glen Scott of the USGS. This is the paper presented at the evening meeting.

PDF of Birkeland Paper

The Volcanoes of Colorado
Colorado Scientific Society Symposium

A Symposium in honor of Thomas A. Steven

When: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Where: University of Northern Colorado campus in Greeley
Topics: All aspects of the volcanic history of Colorado


On May 19, 2007, the Colorado Scientific Society sponsored a one-day symposium on the volcanic geology of Colorado. The symposium was dedicated to Tom Steven, USGS retired, whose work provided the foundation of our understanding of Colorado's volcanic history.

The abstracts are available online.