National Junior Ranger Day

National Junior Ranger Day

 DIAMOND, MO.  – Join park rangers on Saturday, April 15th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at George Washington Carver National Monument for National Junior Ranger Day. Children of all ages will be able to participate in activities including learning about the life of George Washington Carver through a new Junior Ranger activity booklet and a special tour. Kids will also be able to make their own arts and crafts from recyclable materials as well as learn about old-fashioned toys and games.

Last year we celebrated the National Park Service’s Centennial in August 2016. Now, we look into the next 100 years and engage the next generation of park rangers to protect our federal lands for future generations. Children are welcome to join a conversation with a park ranger to discuss what national parks mean to them and their vision for the future.

This “Find Your Park” event invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place — it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide. National Junior Ranger Day is an annual agency-wide celebration designed to connect youth to their national parks.

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, or visit the park Facebook page.

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