"From Brown to Brown: Topeka's Civil Rights Story" Bus Tours Now Available
This new bus tour maps out locations in the city linked to local and national struggles for freedom and equality. Bus tours will be available Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Click on More for complete details of the tour. More »
2013 Teacher Ranger Teacher Opportunity
During the summer of 2013, the national NPS office of history and civics is seeking a Teacher Ranger Teacher to develop lesson plans that incorporate information about the National Park Service that meet common core standards, located in Topeka, Kansas. More »
Things to Do at the Site
Become a Junior Ranger! Ask a Ranger for the Junior Ranger booklet and a souvenir pencil, tour the visitor center and complete 4 of the 6 activities to earn a certificate and your own Junior Ranger badge!
Meet Rachel the Ranger and Allen the Eagle in the video Fair is Fair. Sing along as you learn about justice and fairness!
(Fair is Fair is a video for children in grades kindergarten through third and educates children about justice, democracy and social awareness. Please ask a Ranger for assistance in viewing this video.)
Things to Do on the Internet
Are you interested in exploring? Do you like art, science, history or nature? How about animals, sailing ships, dinosaurs or trains? Would you like to learn more about the national parks that belong to you? Did you know you can help protect these special places - even if you never visit them all? Many National Parks offer visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service Family as Junior Rangers. Interested students complete a series of activities during their park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger badge or patch and Junior Ranger certificate. Click here to find a list of parks offering Junior Ranger programs.
The National Park Service has created a website for kids called The KidsZone. There you can find links to other park websites located in the "Park Fun & Activities" section for more activities just for kids, including music, puzzles and online interactive programs. There are also special features on "Park Kids" and "Working Dogs of NPS." Click here to connect to The KidsZone website.
Did You Know?
The national strategy to use the courts to challenge segregation in public education began with the NAACP under the leadership of attorney Charles Hamilton Houston in the 1930’s.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...