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Course Name: Glacial Deposits of New Jersey
Course Code: EW0111WA23
Date of Most Recent Offering: May 9, 2023
Time: TBD am – TBD pm EDT (Log-in time: TBD am EDT)
Format: Live, instructor-led
Registration Fee: $TBD per person
Multi Person Discount Fee: $TBD per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
Registration Closes: TBD
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Payments should be made out to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
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Glacial aquifers provide about 40% of the groundwater supply in northern New Jersey. These aquifers can be highly productive, but they are also susceptible to depletion and pollution due to their small size, locally high permeability, and proximity to the surface. Management and assessment of this valuable groundwater resource starts with an understanding of the geology involved. The quantity and flowpaths of water in the aquifers, and the recharge of water in the aquifers, are determined by the location and extent of permeable sand and gravel aquifer beds and impermeable silt, clay, and till confining beds. The geologic environment and physical processes leading to the deposition of these beds helps to determine their distribution as well.
The course lectures and accompanying course materials will:
- Provide an overview of the glacial geology of NJ, including the distribution, thickness, and lithology of tills, glacial lake, and glacial stream sediment.
- Describe the processes by which glacial sediment is deposited and the physical character of the sediment itself.
- Outline the stratigraphy and hydrogeologic behavior of the several types of glacial aquifers in NJ.
- Review the well yields, specific capacities, hydraulic conductivities, storativities, flowpaths, and recharge routes for glacial aquifers in NJ.
Although this course is designed for the non-specialist, some familiarity with introductory geologic concepts is helpful.
Who Should Attend?
Environmental professionals seeking a greater understanding of glacial geology can benefit from attending this course. Past participants have included:
- Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs)
- Project Managers
Meet Your Instructors
Dr. Gail Ashley, Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University
Dr. Gail Ashley is an Emeritus/Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University. Her educational background includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Massachusetts, as well as a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. Her research is focused on the Quaternary epoch, a time of rapid climate change. She studies modern physical processes and deposits of glacial, fluvial, lacustrine, arid landscapes, and uses this information to interpret paleoenvironments. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses at Rutgers and her work has appeared in over 50 academic journal articles.
Dr. Scott Stanford, Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University
Dr. Scott Stanford earned a B.S. in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.S. in Geology from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Rutgers University. His research interests include geologic mapping, hydrogeology and engineering geology of surficial deposits, geomorphology, and glacial geology. He is a member of the Geological Society of America and has been published in numerous journal articles and field conference publications.
Most useful aspects of the course: “Detailed overview about the formation of glaciers across the world; Composition of glaciers in NJ and groundwater hydrogeology.”
– Past Participant
“Very good discussion of glacial geology and its relationship to hydrogeology; reminded me of a lot I had forgotten about geology.”
– Past Participant
“I learned that what we’ve been calling glacial till at a project site is really glacial river sand and gravel. Will use this knowledge to produce a more accurate report.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of Glacial Deposits of New Jersey was approved for 0.5 Rutgers CEUs as well as the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Drinking Water Operators ONLY: 5 TCHs (Approval #01-122001-01)
NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists (HO/REHS): Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 5.0 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs) (Course No. 20757).
NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 5 Technical CECs (Course No. 2016-021)
NJ Professional Engineers: 5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
This course is eligible toward PDHs for Pennsylvania Professional Geologists.
Course Requirements and Policies
This online course will be delivered via Zoom.
Equipment you will need to access this training:
- A computer, tablet, or smartphone
- Microphone is not necessary (all students will be muted on entry; you can use the “chat function” to type your questions and interact with the instructor)
- Webcam is optional but not necessary
- Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)
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- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at email@example.com stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Photo ID Requirement
Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.
- You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
- The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
- After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $75 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Attention U.S. Veterans
This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. Learn more.
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Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Glacial Deposits of New Jersey, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.