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"I just finished the final course module of the (Challenges and Strategies for Implementing Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy) class. Thanks for providing such a detailed and well organized class actually geared for geo-professionals. It really drilled into the core topics and was a perfect class for my NYS PG continuing education credits."
- Andy Judd, PG, Hydrogeologist/Project Manager


"The online course, Implementing Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy, has given me a new perspective on conceptualizing the geology at the sites I work at for environmental investigations.

I've been mostly focused on correlations using lithology... but looking at correlations from a stratigraphic perspective seems much more powerful.

I have an upcoming project with a deep boring and I plan to work with our field geologist to add descriptions that will aid in developing a stratigraphic interpretation.

We do our homework looking at USGS and other reports regarding the regional geology but not really brought it to the borehole description level. The goal will be to add a stratigraphic column on the boring log like what was presented on the slide during Course Module 2.

Special thanks to Tim for getting us through Module 2. It was a long session, but it's good to keep us engaged in one session contrasting the three depositional settings (marine, glacial, and alluvial)."

- Joe Lysonski, Sr. Environmental Consultant,
   Anderson-Mulholland & Associates, Inc., Bedford Hills, NY


"This course clarifies the meaning of Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy for me. Each step is spot on and I appreciate the video tutorial about how soil core management can make stratigraphic identification easier or more difficult.

The 3 Phases of ESS are more obvious to me now and I liked the examples of how each phase was applied to three different depositional settings, Marine Sequences, Glacial Sequences, and Fluvial Sequences. I look forward to the rest of the course."

- Jerry Greer, PE, PG, Senior Consultant.







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"The course is far more than just a review."
- Scott F. Martin LEP, CHMM, Senior Project Manager, Environmental Engineering and Technology, AECOM

"I benefited greatly from the content and perspective offered by the Midwest GeoScience Group Taking the Mystery out of the Subsurface course. The course teaches USCS from a geologic perspective and focuses on understanding the geologic foundations and associated depositional environments to bring full circle the training of geologists to the applied environmental and engineering geology that necessitates accurate borehole logging."
- Matthew W. Pendleton, PG, QSD/QSP, Project Geologist, EKI Environment & Water, Inc.

"The course is an eye-opener. I learned the key concepts about how good boring logs can positively impact an entire project."
- Tyler Bexton, Hydrogeologist

"I highly recommend the Taking the Mystery out of the Subsurface Course to anybody who wants to develop or refine their understanding of soil classification and boring logs. It was a practical course that drove home the essentials of this work and included interesting tips and perspectives from the experienced instructors. I especially appreciated the individualized attention that was given to each student to ensure that personal course goals were being met and every question was answered. Highly recommend this course!"
- Annie E. Tucker, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Partners, Inc.



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Taking the Mystery Out of the Subsurface 2.0





Congratulations to Jim Butler!
Jim is the 2020 recipient of the National Ground Water Association's M. King Hubbert Award.


This video was a part of the 2020 NGWA Groundwater Week/Groundwater Summit Awards Presentation-and is shared with permission of the National Ground Water Association.

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"Jim's book is great. I wished I'd had both the Field Guide for Slug Testing and Jim's slug testing book 33 years ago when I first started practicing hydrogeology. Back then I was in the dark. My boss gave me the Bouwer and Rice paper and said go figure it out. I had no idea what I was doing. But, Jim explains it all so well. Many thanks to Jim Butler!!! I am a better hydro now than ever after Jim's help."
- David Sheil, Sheil Engineering, Inc.

"Jim Butler's Second Edition of The Design, Performance, and Analysis of Slug Testing is THE main point of reference for all things slug testing! It is so popular in our office that I just lost it to a coworker, who has yet to return it (but will!). Based on the techniques described in the first edition, we have continuously modified how we do our slug tests and our understanding of test data."
- Lynn D. Green, Principal Engineering Geologist / Hydrologist, EVREN Northwest, Inc.

"Jim Butler's new edition of The Design, Performance, and Analysis of Slug Test is one of the best resources I have in my work place library. Performing slug tests is very important in the environmental field and his new book presents many new developments and guidelines for conducting tests and analyzing the data. I highly recommend Jim's book."
- Daniel J. Lombardi, P.G. Principal Hydrogeologist, St. John-Mittelhauser & Associates, Inc.


"I've been pleasantly surprised by how well-done the (MidwestGeo Ethics Webinar) curriculum is. I wasn't expecting to enjoy (these ethics webinars). But that's because I've seen this topic covered sooooooooo pooooooorly that I basically go into these types of webinars not expecting much. I'm looking forward to the next installments!!"
- Candid, anonymous, 2020 ethics webinar participant.








Performing slug tests with the Midwest GeoSciences Group solid H(o) slugs are perfect for determining K-values efficiently. In my experience, H(o) values tend to fit better at well locations with low K values, however data is also reliable and accurate for wells with high K values. They are straight forward and easy to use. - Christian Bruchman, Arcadis


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"Thanks to MidWest GeoSciences for having these webinars available to complete my continuing education for my PG. What I really like is the wide range of topics and expertise of the people giving the webinars."
- Robert Trahan, Michael Pisani and Associates







GeoMan Harry Morris at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
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Keegan and Steve surfing Bondi Beach.
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GeoMan Superhero Darren Docherty in his sartorial splendor
on the daredevil Red Bull Slopes at Lake Louise, Alberta.
Go, go Darren!!



Congratulations to the United States Ice Coring Program during their remarkable achievement of coring to 1,751 meters! Pictured is GeoMan Jay Johnson donning his GeoMan SuperHero Shirt by Midwest GeoSciences Group.


GeoMan Jordan Gibson from Trinity Analysis & Development Corp., Shalimar, Florida is outstanding in his field!

Thank you for sending us the photo, Jordan!

Keep up the good work!












"The Field Guide for Slug Testing and Data Analysis was of great use in the field. It addressed my questions and was a great reference to have in the field. Thank you." - Carlos Landaverde, Geologist, AECOM



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