• Boy Carver Statue by Robert Amendola

    George Washington Carver

    National Monument Missouri

Art and Essay Contest

The fourth grade Art and Essay Contest celebrates Black History Month while encouraging students' creativity through essay writing and creating original artwork. Based on the annual theme, student work is recognized with an art show and display of essays, plus an awards ceremony. Gift certificates (CBA bookstore), trophies, ribbons, and certificates are provided. The program features free lessons on the park website, classroom visits by VIPs (Volunteers-In-Parks), and connection with communication arts and fine arts curriculum.

Information for the 2015 contest will be available early next year.

Did You Know?

Prairie Rose

Wildflowers are a spectacular sight at the park during the spring and summer. Prairie rose, purple coneflower, black-eyed susan, and yarrow are just a few of the many native species found here that would have inspired young George.