George Washington Carver National Monument Receives Open OutDoors for Kids Transportation Grant

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(Diamond, MO)George Washington Carver National Monument has received an Open OutDoors for Kids transportation grant from the National Park Foundation for educational field trips to the park in spring and summer of 2024. Approximately 450 fourth graders in Springfield and Kansas City schools will benefit from place-based education.

Students will gain in-depth knowledge about the famous Missourian who was born enslaved during the Civil War, grew up facing many obstacles including racism and segregation, and achieved an advanced education leading to a successful career as a scientist and educator. The curriculum-based field trip experience connects to state learning standards.

Park rangers will visit classrooms before the trip to build excitement and enhance learning. During the field trip, students will participate in guided tours of the trail, science labs, and exploration of museum exhibits. Back at school, students will complete activities to reflect on their learning. The National Park Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program builds on a child’s innate wonder and curiosity of the natural world, immersing students in national parks through field trips, classroom engagements, and educational activities.

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. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then ¼ mile south on Carver Road. For more information, please call the park at 417.325.4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 pm, visit the park website at, or visit the park Facebook page.

About the National Park Service: 

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Diane Eilenstein
George Washington Carver National Monument


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