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    • August 17, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • PSU Great Valley, Room 109, 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA
    • 1
    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


    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

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    • August 24, 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • August 25, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West, 640 Fountain Rd., Plymouth Meeting, PA
    • 3

    If you have interest in attending only one of two days, please telephone PCPG by dialing (717) 730-9745.

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

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    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.

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    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

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

    Half Day Session

    12:30: Registration opens

    1:00 - 4:45: Seminar


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

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    Overview:  The occurrence and origin of methane in aquifer systems has become an emerging focus in areas of unconventional shale gas development in the Appalachian Basin.  Methane occurrence in an aquifer system may be a natural condition, the result of legacy conditions or due to recent activity.  Evaluation at the site-specific level to include time series gas and groundwater geochemistry data, and mechanism of migration are fundamental to define methane origin and source.  This course will provide an outline for sampling and laboratory variability, principals of methane migration, evaluation of time series geochemistry data and variability in the gas geochemistry of the N. Appalachian Basin.

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

    • September 12, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 13, 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Bentley Corporate Headquarters, Exton, PA
    • September 30, 2017
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    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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