• Summer Junior Ranger Program is back at George Washington Carver National Monument

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    May 23, 2017

    Summer Junior Ranger Program is back at George Washington Carver National Monument

    Diamond, Missouri –


    Do you have active children who are eager to learn? Are you looking for a FREE summer program for your kids? Then George Washington Carver National Monument is the place for you. Starting on June 10th, the park will be hosting its annual Summer Junior Ranger Program focused on youth ages 8-12.

    This annual event series gives children a "behind the scenes" look at what it’s like being a park ranger, as well as a unique opportunity to learn more about George Washington Carver and the National Park Service through a variety of hands-on and small group activities. Whether it's exploring the trail, participating in lab demonstrations, flower identification, learning about pollination, or identifying birds, we have lots of activities to keep kids engaged and excited this summer.

    Come join staff at George Washington Carver National Monument as we celebrate our annual Junior Ranger Camp. This year, we are focusing on the theme of BEE:

    Be active, Be an explorer, Be engaged. We encourage you to sign your youth up for this free, family-friendly program.

    The program will run for three Saturdays, including June 10th, 17th and 24th and again on July 15th, 22nd and 29th and will last from 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. Snacks will be provided but a bagged lunch is encouraged. Water fountains are available for refilling water bottles. Please Contact Ranger Valerie or Sarah for more information.

    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 p.m., visit the park website at www.nps.gov/gwca, or visit the park Facebook page.


    About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 417 parks in the National Park System and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at


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    James Heaney, Superintendent
    (417) 325-4151