Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Registration Now Open For PA Groundwater Symposium May 8 In State College

In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, Penn State Extension and the Department of Environmental Protection along with numerous other sponsors invite you to attend the 2018 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium May 8 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College, Centre County.
The Symposium theme, Groundwater Science and Fiction, will provide a forum for researchers, students, professionals and educators working in the groundwater field to exchange information and promote protection of groundwater resources throughout the state.
The day-long symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks by Russell Redding, Secretary, Department of Agriculture.  
The morning plenary session will be highlighted by a keynote presentation on Scientific Facts No Longer Count in Political Decisions on Groundwater: A Case Study in Point, and What, If Anything Can Scientists Can Do About It? by Dr. Donald Siegel from Syracuse University.
Additional morning and afternoon plenary and concurrent session speakers will address numerous important groundwater issues in Pennsylvania.
New for 2018 - an optional field trip on May 7 starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Ramada Inn parking lot and ending by 6:00 p.m.  The field trip will be taught by Dave Yoxtheimer and will visit numerous locations near State College of hydrogeologic interest.  
The field trip will be limited to 40 registrants and pre-registration is required to reserve your spot.  See the "Optional Field Trip" tab on the registration page for more information.  
The Symposium has been approved for 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) and the optional field trip has been approved for 0.5 CEU's.  
Registrants who indicate an interest in these credits/hours in their registration information and have completed the sign in/sign out form will have a certificate mailed to them after the Symposium. Continuing Education Units are the only professional credits this course is approved for.
A nominal registration fee of $42 for the symposium is made possible thanks to generous funding support from the Department of Environmental Protection, the PA Ground Water Association and the PA Water Resources Research Center.  
Discounted registration is also available for certified Penn State Master Well Owner volunteers. Registration is limited to the first 260 registrants and the Symposium has filled to capacity the last three years so register early to guarantee your spot!   
There will be no walk-in registration on the day of the Symposium.  
To register or for more information, visit the Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium webpage.  Questions should be directed to Bryan Swistock at 814-863-0194 or send email to: brs@psu.edu.
(Map: Pennsylvannia’s major aquifers.)

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