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SCC offering class on our National Parks

How much do you know about our hidden treasures, the nation’s national parks?

Did you know that the National Park Service’s Midwest Archeological Center is located in Lincoln?

Southeast Community College is offering a course titled “America’s Best Idea: Get to Know Your National Parks.” The class will run from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays from April 4-18 at SCC’s Continuing Education Center, 301 S. 68th St. Place, Lincoln. Cost is $29 per person. Jay Sturdevant, archeologist with the National Park Service in Lincoln, is the instructor.

Persons interested in the class are asked to contact Nancy Holman at 402-437-2712 or nholman@southeast.edu.

Sturdevant will introduce participants to the national park concept and the parks that reflect our national heritage that are within a day’s drive of Lincoln.

Each class will focus on the archeology, history and natural wonders of parks from America’s heartland. Participants will discover new insights into Midwestern parks that will enhance visits and expand knowledge of American’s heritage.

There are 398 areas in the National Park System, 58 of which are national parks. There are 18,000 miles of water and land trails that cover the park areas. And there is 84 million acres of land preserved in national park areas.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.