The life of George Washington Carver, the distinguished African-American educator, scientist, researcher, humanitarian, and artist epitomizes the value he placed on education. His search for education amidst racial discrimination and segregated schools resulted in a 20- year journey in Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa, where he completed Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Agriculture at Iowa State College. Carver served as an educator and mentor at Tuskegee Institute for 47 years and become a role model for students across many generations.
We invite you to participate in one of our curriculum based education programs or one of our other educational opportunities. Find lessons plans, plan your field trip and more as you use Carver as your classroom. Look to the park for your own professional development needs.
Did You Know?
The Jesup Agricultural Wagon was designed as a school on wheels. It traveled to the poorest farmers in the South who could not attend Carver's lectures on agriculture. The wagon would carry seeds for planting, jars for preserving foods, bulletins written by Carver, and many other useful items.