Protecting Carver Trail

George Washington Carver National Trail

NPF protects George Washington Carver's boyhood home, the Carver National Trail, which consists of rolling hills, nature trails, and interactive exhibits.

George Washington Carver's boyhood home consists of rolling hills, woodlands, and prairies. The 210 acre park has a 3/4 mile nature trail, museum, and an interactive exhibit area for students. The cultural setting includes the 1881 Historic Moses Carver house and the Carver cemetery.

The park partnered with PEEP (Partnership for Environmental Education Program) to bring fifth graders outdoors and help students "get in touch" with nature and learn more about the natural environment in which they live. Students visited several stations, including water quality, aquatic life, tree identification, bird calls, recycling, animal signatures, wildflower identification, and more. Students also received a PEEP Passport which allowed them to extend PEEP to their families by encouraging family visits to partner sites, completing learning activities at the sites, stamping the passport, and receiving the PEEP patch.

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