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 (Iowa State University). Carver served as an educator and mentor at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) for nearly 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. Find out about loan materials like the George Washington Carver Traveling Trunk and distance learning opportunities. Look to the park for your own professional development needs, like Teacher-Ranger-Teacher. National Parks are great classrooms! Visit National Park Service Teachers and Teaching with Historic Places for wonderful resources.
The National Park Service presents a Bright Star Touring production, Lift Every Voice, The Black Experience in the Heartland . A 60-minute children's play celebrating the National Park Service Centennial (2016) and African American history in the Midwest.
Last updated: July 26, 2021