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    • June 09, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Wyndham Garden York, 2000 Loucks Road York, PA 17408
    • 0
    Registration is closed

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    We do not maintain a wait list.


    PCPG Member Enrollment Opens 13 April

    Non-Member Enrollment Opens 19 April

    Important note: This field trip will be on private property.  For insurance reasons and your safety, in order to board the motor coach in the morning, you must provide the following personal safety equipment: steel toe boots, hard hats, safety glasses, and high-visibility vests.

    Wyndham Garden York     DIRECTIONS
    2000 Loucks Road
    York, PA 17408

    8:00 -9:00     Arrivals, Registration, Breakfast, Networking
    9:00-9:15     Lobby > On-Boarding
    4:30-6:00     Picnic dinner, refreshments, networking

    Space limited to 40 enrollments.

    Professional Development
    Delaware and South Carolina:  60 mins. = 1 CEU
    Pennsylvania:  50 mins. = 1 PDH

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    We will be visiting two, active limestone and dolomite quarries, a day-lighted pinnacled bedrock surface, and an active underground limestone mine.  We'll board a motor coach in the morning at a hotel in West York, pause for a box lunch at a municipal park, and return to the hotel at the end the day for a picnic-themed meal at about 4:30 PM.

    The trip will provide an opportunity to observe the development of paleokarst and cave features, active mining operations (surface and underground), well developed and fully exposed karst pinnacles, sinkhole activity, various types of carbonate depositional environments (oolitic dolomite deposits, microbial reefs, limestone fanglomerates, etc.), and a portion of the Cambrian-Triassic unconformity extending along the southern margin of the Gettysburg rift basin.

    These sites will provide classic examples of how structural and lithologic variations in carbonate rocks are critical factors controlling the areal extent of karst topography.


    Space limited to 40 enrollments.

    Hotel Room Rate:  $109++ room rate is available at the Wyndham Garden York by dialing (717) 846-9500. This rate is available for the nights of June 7 and June 8, and if space is available, on June 9, also. Ask for the special Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists rate.  Room cut-off date is May 18 or when sold out. Be sure to ask for the cancellation policy tied to this rate.

    • June 22, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA
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    Thursday, June 22 • Malvern

    PSU Great Valley  DIRECTIONS
    30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA

    7:30     Registration & Morning Refreshments
    8:00     Seminar (lunch included)
    5:00     Adjournment

    Professional Development Conversion Formula
    DE, SC 60 mins. = 1 CEU
    PA 50 mins. = 1 PDH

    Agenda Download

    Bios: Coming Soon

    Who Should Attend
    This course is recommended for all those who participate in the Act 2 process including geologists, engineers, project managers and project staff.  Through the use of several project examples, the Act 2 process and the tangible benefits it provides will serve as an Act 2 overview for those in real estate development, finance and municipal government.

    Course Overview
    PCPG has revamped its prior course Act 2 Overview (and Dive In To) in response to numerous requests for a day long course that explains the Act 2 process.  The revamped course is designed for both the experienced as well as the newer practitioner and uses actual project examples to demonstrate attainment of the four Act 2 Standards.

    Equally important is the discussion of what is needed beyond an understanding of Act 2 and the application of good science to deliver the client's desired outcome.  It will be shown that the science behind Act 2 is founded on a well-constructed Conceptual Site Model.  We will also discuss the administrative requirements and required deliverables for each Act 2 standard and their review time frames.


    Click for Info on Local Hotels - Ask for the discounted rate for PSU Great Valley.

    • July 18, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Regional Learning Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry Twp., PA
    • 27
    Tuesday, July 18 • Cranberry Twp.

    Regional Learning Alliance at Cranberry Woods
    850 Cranberry Woods Dr.    DIRECTIONS
    Cranberry Twp., PA

    7:30     Registration & Morning Refreshments
    8:00     Seminar (lunch included)
    5:00     Adjournment

    Professional Development Conversion Formula
    DE, SC 60 mins. = 1 CEU
    PA 50 mins. = 1 PDH

    Draft Agenda Download

    Bios: Coming Soon

    Who Should Attend
    This course is recommended for all those who participate in the Act 2 process including geologists, engineers, project managers and project staff.  Through the use of several project examples, the Act 2 process and the tangible benefits it provides will serve as an Act 2 overview for those in real estate development, finance and municipal government.

    Course Overview
    PCPG has revamped its prior course Act 2 Overview (and Dive In To) in response to numerous requests for a day long course that explains the Act 2 process.  The revamped course is designed for both the experienced as well as the newer practitioner and uses actual project examples to demonstrate attainment of the four Act 2 Standards.

    Equally important is the discussion of what is needed beyond an understanding of Act 2 and the application of good science to deliver the client's desired outcome.  It will be shown that the science behind Act 2 is founded on a well-constructed Conceptual Site Model.  We will also discuss the administrative requirements and required deliverables for each Act 2 standard and their review time frames.

    HOTEL INFORMATION: TO BE ANNOUNCED.
    • August 17, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • PSU Great Valley, Room 109, 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA
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    This course involves computer-based training and will be held in the PSU Great Valley computer lab using PSU desktop computers. Surface space is limited, and you will not be able to use a personal laptop for this seminar.  Government photo-i.d. required.


    PSU Great Valley     DIRECTIONS
    Room 109
    30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA

    7:15-8:00:  Registration and Morning Refreshments.

    • Arrive early to present your photo i.d. so PSU computer access credentials can be assigned.

    8:00-4:30:  Seminar (Lunch included)

    4:30:  Adjournment

    Agenda/Bio

    Overview:  Fracture traces have long been used as tool in environmental science. In the past, the focus was on hard copy photo pairs and stereo viewers, which required long waits and visits to the BTGS library. With the advent of Penn Pilot, PAMAP lidar and orthoimagery data, and color infrared imagery being readily available, it is possible to easily do analyses for anywhere in the state. It has become apparent that fractures are of vital importance not only for water exploration but for contaminant mapping and even hydrocarbon exploration.
        Participants will learn the basic theory of fracturing, as well as make use of GIS and image processing tools to utilize digital data.

    Registration cost includes use of the PSU computer lab, AM refreshments, lunch, and PM refreshments. All-day refreshments not included.


    Professional Development Conversion Formula
    Delaware and South Carolina:  60 mins. = 1 CEU
    Pennsylvania: 50 mins. = 1 PDH

    Click for Info on Local Hotels - Ask for the discounted rate for PSU Great Valley.

    • August 24, 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • August 25, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West, 640 Fountain Rd., Plymouth Meeting, PA
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    If you have interest in attending only one of two days, please telephone PCPG by dialing (717) 730-9745.

    Thursday-Friday
    August 24-25, 2017
    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West  DIRECTIONS
    640 Fountain Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

    Downloads Agenda

    Download Instructor Bios

    Professional Development Conversion
    DE, SC 60 mins. = 1 CEU
    PA 50 mins. = 1 PDH

    2-Day Format and Mock Tests
    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Our instructors arrive wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after your return to the office.

    Read what others have said about this

    two-day course.


    Day One-Thursday, August 24

    • General & Field Geology
    • Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry
    • Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology
    • Geomorphology, Surficial Processes and Quaternary Geology

    Day Two-Friday, August 25

    • Structure, Tectonics, and Geomorphology
    • Hydrogeology
    • Engineering Geology
    • Economic Geology and Energy Resources
    • About the ASBOG® Test (Self-guided. Material included in the Day Two booklet.)

    PCPG Review Course Participant / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidate:

    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation.  It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts.  As such, the course provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing, Professional Geologist.

    During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester, college course.  Day Two will include access to material about ASBOG® and the examinations, including test blueprints that are in the public domain.  The seminar is not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.

    We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    Hotel Accommodations
    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West:
    $119++ for the nights of August 23 or August 24.  Telephone (610) 834-8300 and ask for the special rate for the PA Council of Professional Geologists.  Room block expires Friday, July 24, or when sold out.


    PCPG seminars quickly sell out. To confirm your seat, use our secure web enrollment and a credit card.
    • September 11, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Regional Learning Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry Twp., PA

    Save the Date!

    Registration opens Saturday, June 3.


    Regional Learning Alliance at Cranberry Woods
    850 Cranberry Woods Dr.    DIRECTIONS
    Cranberry Twp., PA

    Half Day Session

    1:00 - 5:00 PM

    Variability in the Gas Geochemistry of the Appalachian Basin and Contemporaneous Influences on Fate and Transport (200 mins.)

    Instructor

    Fred Baldassare, P.G.
    Owner/Principal Geoscientist
    ECHELON Applied Geosciences

    • September 30, 2017
    • See order form
    To order a replacement certificate for a previously attended PCPG event, please complete the order form and remit payment.

    Replacement will occur only if attendee initialed the sign-in sheet, and for events prior to May 2010, only if registrar is able to verify that the attendee checked-in at the registration table.

    During busy periods, certificate replacement may take 7-10 days.

    Questions? Contact Rose Jeffries by phoning (717) 730-9745.

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