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Glacial Deposits of New Jersey

Course Code: EW0109CA16

Glacial Deposits Environmental Training

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Last Held: March 22, 2016
9:00am - 4:30 pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

Next offering TBD.


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.

Program Topics
Morning lecture-format presentations will be followed by an afternoon field trip to provide students the opportunity to examine several types of glacial sediment first-hand. Although this course is designed for the non-specialist, some familiarity with introductory geologic concepts is helpful. The lectures, field trip and accompanying text 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.

Dr. Gail Ashley, Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University
Dr. Scott Stanford, NJ Geological and Water Survey

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Continuing Education Credits

The March 22, 2016 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, this environmental training course is approved for the following credits:

NJ Health Officers and REHSs - Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the NJ Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 4.0 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

NJ Professional Engineers - 6.5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits

NJ LSRP: 5 Technical CECs

PA Professional Geologists - This course is eligible toward PDHs

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Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center
Rt. 46 between Great Meadows and Buttzville, Oxford, NJ 07863

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.