Peru, Nebraska - Peru State College students were once again invited to a free day of kayaking and paddle boarding at the Duck Creek Recreation Area just outside of Peru. More than 75 Peru State College students participated in the event, plus 12 students from Auburn Public Schools. 

Dr. Frank Lynott, associate professor of health, education and recreation at Peru State College, writes, “Peru State College Students expressed that this was an uniquely engaging event and that they appreciated the opportunity to try new activities and that they never even knew about the local recreational options Duck Creek can provide.”

The College's Adaptive Physical Education class partnered with Auburn students in the Life Skills class. Peru State students reported that being able to work with the life skill students was a rewarding experience and a highlight of their Peru State College experience.

In addition, Nebraska’s Game and Park’s Commission, Fisheries Division provide attendees with a learn to fish experience. Nebraska Game and Park volunteers reported that this was a great event and look forward to being a part of it again next year.   

Lynott attributed the overwhelming success of this year’s event due to the collaborative efforts of Student Activities, Student Life, Nebraska Game and Park, Wogg Works Kayaking, Lincoln Paddle Company, and an enthusiastic and engaged student body.  

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