(Diamond, MO) – Would you like to learn more about products developed by George Washington Carver? Join a park ranger in the science classroom at George Washington Carver National Monument this Saturday, July 16 for come-and-go demonstrations from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. These hands-on activities will include experiments with peanuts and sweet potatoes. George Washington Carver made hundreds of products from these two crops. Learn more about his motivation to share his knowledge with farm families.
George Washington Carver is remembered as a scientist, educator, and humanitarian. On Sunday, July 17, a park ranger will present the program Women in George Washington Carver’s Life, an in-depth look at the women who mentored and guided him. Their impact on his life encouraged him to pursue an advanced education and choose a career of service to others. This program will take place inside the visitor center at 1:00 pm. All programs are free of charge.
About George Washington Carver National Monument:
Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, scientist, educator, and humanitarian. Please call the park at 417.325.4151 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm for further information. Visit our website at www.nps.gov/gwca and Facebook page. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri, on Highway V, then south ¼ mile on Carver Road.
About the National Park Service:
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 423 parks in the National Park System and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.
Diane Eilenstein, Acting Supervisory Park Ranger
George Washington Carver National Monument