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  • 02 Mar 2022 3:39 PM | Gregory Wyka (Administrator)

    Welcome back John!

    The NYSCPG Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the return of former president John Nadeau as our Executive Director! We established the role of the Executive Director earlier this year and John will be working hard to deliver more value to our members and will be focusing his efforts on completing old and new initiatives.  

    Please join us in welcoming John and wishing him great success in his new role!

    John provided the message below to share with you all:

    Dear NYSCPG Members and Friends,

    It is my honor to accept the newly established role of Executive Director for the NYSCPG. I appreciate the trust that the current Board of Directors has shown in me for such an important role. Over my years participating in the leadership of this organization, I have had the pleasure of traveling the state to attend many events and meeting with many of you throughout the years that I have participated in NYSCPG’s leadership team. I am looking forward to returning to serve our profession and this organization. I have been working over the last couple of years as the Executive Director for another organization and intend to use what I have learned from this experience to help NYSCPG. I will be assisting the Board of Directors in providing additional value to you as members of this organization.

    The beginning of 2022 established the start of the continuing education requirement for the Professional Geologist license in New York and we will soon be announcing some new avenues for you to gain educational credits. I will also be assisting the Board of Director in communicating with the State Education Department and will provide updates in future news updates.

    The establishment of the Executive Director position will take a bit of time, but hopefully not on a geologic scale. Please bear with us as we move to provide real value to the membership. Please reach out to me with any questions or suggestions that you may have regarding the future of the organization. I can be reached at

    I look forward to working with the Board to make this a successful venture and hope to see many of you in the near future.

     - John

  • 01 Mar 2022 5:08 PM | Gregory Wyka (Administrator)

    Course Approved for 8.0 NY PDHs

    (Click Image Above for Link to Registration Page)

    Visit the Event on our Events Page (link below) for More Information!

    MidwestGeo: Challenges and Strategies for Implementing Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy (8.0 NY PDHs)

  • 23 Dec 2021 9:40 AM | Gregory Wyka (Administrator)

    On December 22, 2021, Governor Hochul signed AB 4328 into law. The law provides for the designation of geologically significant areas, territories and sites throughout the state, and for the establishment of a state geological trail. The bill contains a list of potential geoparks and sites. See if your favorite made the list! 

    Read the bill here: AB 4328, by Englebright

  • 09 Nov 2021 8:40 AM | Gregory Wyka (Administrator)

    November 5, 2021: NYSCPG’s Past President Gene Florentino attended the Earth and Atmospheric Science Majors' Night at SUNY Oneonta where students and alumni exchanged questions and answers about career opportunities in a speed dating format. A big thank you to SUNY Oneonta's Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences for inviting the NYSCPG to the event!

  • 22 Sep 2021 8:51 PM | Gregory Wyka (Administrator)

    The NYSCPG was approved as an entity authorized to approve providers of continuing education for professional geologists on September 20, 2021. 

  • 16 Sep 2021 9:11 AM | Gregory Wyka (Administrator)

    Looking ahead to the upcoming holiday season, the NYSCPG Board of Directors plans to commission another special edition beer batch from Lithology Brewing Company of Farmingdale, NY as a fundraising effort after the success of our Thin Section Pale Ale fundraiser from 2020.

    The special beer batch for 2021 will be a pilsner dubbed “Pleistocene Pilsner – Best Served Cold.”

    We are soliciting designs from our membership for the central image on the label. Lithology will ultimately finalize the label using the selected design. Please email us your designs by September 30, 2021 at

    Please send us image files (JPEGs, PNGs, etc.) or PDFs.  If responses and designs are plentiful, we will put the submitted designs up to our membership for a vote!

  • 11 Sep 2021 12:00 AM | Gregory Wyka (Administrator)

    On the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, we would like to remember Barry Schwartz and keep him in our thoughts and prayers. Barry is one of our fallen NYSCPG BOD members who was a first responder on 9/11. Barry passed away on August 18, 2020 from complications related to his selfless duties on 9/11 in helping in all those in need on that day.

  • 02 Sep 2021 12:34 PM | Gregory Wyka (Administrator)

    The Eastern Section of the AAPG will host its 50th Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, PA October 2-6, 2021.  The meeting, themed Unconventional Wisdom, is planned as an in-person event that will feature a range of subjects for geologists from all aspects of the petroleum industry and beyond.  It will be held in downtown Pittsburgh at the Point—the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers.

    Two field trips are planned, intended to entice both the geo-curious as well as seasoned geoscientists.  Saturday, Oct. 2, Dan Billman will lead “Climate Change as Seen in Glacial Landscapes” in the vicinity of Moraine Park, north of Pittsburgh.  On Wednesday, Oct. 6, Randy Blood will lead “Marine Zones of the Glenshaw Formation: Fossil Collecting in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.”   No promises are made, but the potential to find anything from a gastropod to a cephalopod is on the table!

    Sunday, Oct. 3 is Student Day.  Among the offerings is a panel discussion with practicing professionals as well as hiring managers who will talk about gaining entry into a career as a geologist.  That will be followed by the convention icebreaker and an opportunity to view Marcellus and Utica cores from the Appalachian Basin.

    Technical sessions from Monday and Tuesday will be themed:

    ·         The Hunt for Critical Minerals

    ·         Basin Analysis/Tools of the Trade

    ·         Geochemistry/Reservoir Characterization

    ·         Topics in CCUS & Energy Transition

    The talks will be in a single track, so all of the presentations will be held in one room. 

    Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Scott Tinker, Director of the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology.  We will also have an evening screening of Dr. Tinker’s documentary film, Switch On, about energy and innovation in the developing world.

    Pun intended: Monday night, October 4, the Rolling Stones will be in concert across the Allegheny River at Heinz Field.  What good would a geoscience convention be without a rock concert?

    Early bird registration pricing ends September 17, 2021. 

    Note that you can register with the Wyndham at the conference rate of $164/night until 5:00 PM EST on September 17. The Wyndham has informed us that they are SOLD OUT for Monday night, so after our block of rooms is released, the price and availability cannot be guaranteed.

    Early registrants will be entered into a drawing for two tickets to the Stones.  One lucky registrant will win them both.  There will be two more tickets awarded to another registrant at the Sunday Night Icebreaker (Need not be present to win).  If you register early, you are in both drawings. If you register late, you are still in the second drawing, but may have to sleep in your car.  


    The Wyndham Grand in Pittsburgh

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