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    • May 17, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Comfort Inn Conference Center Pittsburgh East, 699 Rodi Rd., Monroeville, PA
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    May 17 - Monroeville, PA

    Essentials of Surface and Borehole Geophysical Methods (450 mins.)

    Comfort Inn Conference Center Pittsburgh East
    699 Rodi Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235

    7:30  Registration and Morning Refreshments
    8:00 - 4:45 Seminar (Lunch included)

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    Jeffrey Leberfinger , P.Gp., P.G.
    Exploration Instruments

    Scott Wendling, P.G., Vice President / Senior Project Manager
    ARM Geophysics

    Overview: This seminar is designed for geologists, engineers, and environmental specialists who want to maximize information for a site characterization by using surface and borehole geophysical methods.  It will focus primarily on environmental, geotechnical, ground water, and oil & gas applications.

    The class objective is to provide the user of surface and borehole geophysical methods with a working understanding of the available geophysical methods for utilization on their projects.  Each surface and borehole method has advantages and disadvantages that must be understood in order to apply the most appropriate method(s) to the project objectives and site conditions.  This class will provide the applications, strengths, weaknesses, and key factors, in using each method.  Examples and case histories will be discussed to provide the attendees with an understanding of how the methods can be applicable to similar projects.

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

    Hotel Room Rate:  The Comfort Inn Conference Center Pittsburgh East is offering a special room rate of $79++ for the nights of Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17. To secure the rate, telephone (412) 244-1600 and ask for the PA Council of Professional Geologists group rate of $79++ per night. Group rate expires May 1 or when sold out.

    • June 09, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Wyndham Garden York, 2000 Loucks Road York, PA 17408
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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 7 or when sold out. Be sure to ask for the cancellation policy tied to this rate.

    • 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.

    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 30, 2017
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    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 2-3 weeks.

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

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