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George Washington Carver Center

VAPSS 2-Day LPSS Readiness Course Spring 2023

The first day of this workshop will consist of classroom style presentations focused on the principles of physical and chemical soil properties followed by a day in the field interpreting soil morphology & hydraulic conductivity. See below for more details!

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VAPSS 2-Day LPSS Readiness Course Spring 2023
VAPSS 2-Day LPSS Readiness Course Spring 2023

Time & Location

May 16, 2023, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

George Washington Carver Center, 9432 N James Madison Hwy, Rapidan, VA 22733, USA

About the event

VAPSS 2-Day LPSS Readiness Course

12 CEUs Available!

The first day of this workshop will consist of classroom style presentations focused on the principles of physical and chemical soil properties followed by a day in the field interpreting soil morphology & hydraulic conductivity. See below for more details!

Day 1:

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Best Western Hotel & Conference Center

791 Madison Road

Culpeper, VA, 22701

Registration: 8:00 am -- 8:30 am

Presentations: 8:30 am -- 12:00 pm

Buffet Lunch: 12:00 pm -- 1:00 pm

Presentations: 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm

6 CEU are available for attending this day's presentations. Topics to include:

Soils and Soil Forming Factors, Basic Soil Morphology, Soil Physical Properties (Texture / Structure / Consistence / Porosity / Bulk Density), Clay Mineralogy, Redoximorphic Features, Soil Water Movement, Permeability Limiting Features, and Hydraulic Assessment.

The speakers presenting these topics are well known and respected in our field with diverse professional backgrounds. We are very excited to hear from Dr. John Galbraith, Dr. Phillip Brown, Jay Conta, Steve Thomas, Joseph Valentine, and Tom Ashton.

A buffet lunch will be provided by Peppers Grill with the cost included in the registration fee.

If you plan to spend the night, please call (540) 825-1253 to book a hotel room under our reserved room block.

Day 2:

Tuesday, May 16th, 2023

George Washington Carver Center

9432 James Madison Highway

Rapidan, VA, 22733

Registration: 8:30 am -- 9:00 am

Presentation: 9:00 am -- 10:30 am

Travel Time: 10:30 am -- 11:00 am

Pit Rotations: 11:00 am -- 12:00 pm

Lunch&Raffle: 12:00pm -- 1:00 pm

Pit Rotations: 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm

6 CEU are available for attending this day's presentations.

The day will begin at the G.W. Carver Center, where attendees will register and listen to a presentation on Geology of the Southern Culpeper Basin of the Triassic/Jurassic Newark Supergroup in VA by Robert K. Denton Jr.

We will then make our way to the Cedar Mountain Battlefield (a short 2 minute drive from the Carver Center). The day will consist of soil pit description & interpretation. Ksat tests will be actively running on site. Testing methods and data analysis to be discussed.

The topics discussed in the field aim to help attendees solidify the concepts discussed the day before. Attendance of both days is recommended.

Sandwiches to be provided for lunch. Winning raffle tickets will be drawn while we eat. Winning tickets will earn Munsell inspired glassware and t-shirts with a Munsell Color Book given away as the grand prize!

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