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    • 31 Dec 2022
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    Course Approved for 8.0 NY PDHs

    (Click Image Above for Link to Registration Page)

    Designed for people who know there’s a better way of deciphering the subsurface.

    Three course modules @ 150 min each: 7.5 Hours
    Study Material, Tutorials, and Self-Testing: 0.5 Hours

    This Course Includes:
    •  Pre-Course Prerequisite Self-Assessment
    •  Three LIVE (or On-Demand) course modules
    •  Offline Tutorial Activity with quiz
    •  Final Exam
    •  CE Certificate from Northern Illinois University (ABET accredited)
        (for 8.0 Contact Hours)
    •  Tim Kemmis, PhD
    •  David Hart, PhD, PG

    How we define geologic units at a site plays a huge role in our ability to unravel site complexities and build the stratigraphic sequence. Simple, right? Despite the simple concept, implementing the principles is not easy.


    Application of Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy is proven to improve Conceptual Site Models (CSM) and provide a basis for stratigraphic relationships, groundwater flux, and associated contaminant transport.

    There are certain challenges in implementing Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy.  Some obvious challenges exist, such as ensuring subsurface data is accurate and complete. One problem is that soil classifications and the inferred grain-size data on soil boring logs may not conform to standards, resulting in erroneous stratigraphic interpretation.

    Some less obvious challenges exist not only Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy, but also in our hydrogeologic work when it comes to modern problem solving. This course teaches critical strategies to measure "certainty vs uncertainty" in ground water and contaminant movement.

    If our soil borings fail to decipher the subsurface, then what would we expect from our project performance?

    Strategies for deciphering depositional environments are fundamental to taking the mystery out of the subsurface. But the fundamentals for translating the story the sediments are telling onto soil boring logs remains a challenge.

    The fall-out from incomplete and/or inaccurate soil boring logs coupled with the financial need to perform work faster has favored High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC). HRSC measurements are fast, reproducible and include a manageable procedural analysis. However, subsurface complexities may demand more than just HRSC measurements alone to understand subsurface relationships.

    This course begins by introducing hydrogeologic principles related to Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy and subsurface investigations. It continues with steps for implementing both Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy and other common approaches to defining and characterizing the subsurface.

    The course builds on this foundation by demonstrating the merits of Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy. It presents step-wise strategies for different regional depositional systems to help participants synthesize the role of stratigraphy and holistic hydrogeology at environmental sites.

    Register today and learn there’s a better way.

    Questions about CEUs for Professional Geologists in New York?


First Annual Geology Days Conference

October 17th-19th

Holiday Inn at Saratoga Springs, NY

Event Sponsors:  Alpha Geoscience, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Associated Environmental Services, Ltd., Coastal Environmental Solutions, Long Island Association of Professional Geologists, NOVA GEOPHYSICAL SERVICES, PW Grosser, Tectonic Engineering Consultants, Geologists & Land Surveyors, D.P.C., WSP USA, AARCO Environmental Services Corp., Alpha Analytical, Bousquet Holstein PLLC, EPhase 2, LLC, Eurofins Environment Testing (USA), GEI Consultants, Inc., GHD, Hager-Richter Geoscience, Inc., Island Pump & Tank Corp, LaBella Associates, Lakewood Environmental, Laurel Environmental Geosciences, DPC, Princeton Geoscience, Inc., REGENESIS Remediation Solutions - Corporate, SGS, Sive, Paget & Riesel, White Oak Environmental & Safety, York Analytical Laboratories, Inc, AKRF, Phoenix Environmental Laboratories, Inc., Pine Environmental Services LLC, DELTA WELL & PUMP CO INC, Midwest GeoSciences Group, Northeast Section of AIPG

Click here for an event summary and debrief!

Earth and Atmospheric Science Majors' Night @ SUNY Oneonta

November 5, 2021

Oneonta, New York

Guided Hike of Watkins Glen State Park

September 16, 2018

Watkins Glen, New York

NYSCPG & Midwest Geosciences 2-Day Technical Course

Modern Technologies & Emerging Techniques to Assess Complex Hydrogeologic Systems in Fractured Bedrock

October 29-30, 2019

Latham, New York

Click here for a course summary and debrief!

NYSGA Field Trip

NYSCPG and Hobart and William Smith Colleges

October 4-6, 2019

Geneva, New York

Photographs include that of sites in the Six Mile Creek and Cayuga Inlet Valleys near Ithaca, NY, views aboard Hobart William Smith Colleges' Rsearch Vessel (RV) The William Scandling on Seneca Lake, views of Zurich Bog, a 490-acre sphagnum bog in Arcadia, New York, and views of Taughannock Falls in Trumansburg, New York. 

Geology Rock Fundraiser!

November 6, 2019

The Coliseum

White Plains, New York

Event Sponsors: York Analytical Labs, Earth Efficient, NOVA Geophysical, Clean Harbors, Roux Associates, AARCO Environmental Services Corp., Sive Paget & Riesel, Brookside Environmental, and Lithology Brewing Company. 

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NYSCPG is the principal organization of professional geologists responsible for the advancement of the competent and ethical practice of geology in New York State.
If you are a geologist working or studying in New York State, we invite you to join the NYSCPG. We also welcome and appreciate academic and corporate sponsorship. Keep current, keep connected! 

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