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F16B10 Happy 100th! The National Parks and the American People

2016 marks the Centennial of the National Park Service. In honor of its anniversary, this class will explore the history and role of the NPS and examine its relationship with the American people. Sometimes called the "best idea we ever had," the Park System has almost 300 million visits a year, making it a major cultural force.

Instructor: Carole Nash, who has 36 years of experience studying the archaeology of the Middle Atlantic region, is a specialist in the archaeology of the Appalachians. She has taught at James Madison University for 27 years, where she is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology and an award-winning teacher and scholar. The author of over 150 technical reports, scholarly papers, and publications, she has directed archaeological research in Shenandoah National Park (SNP) since 1999. She is currently serving as President of the Archeological Society of Virginia.

Suggested Reading: Students will be given a list of URLs.


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Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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