• NPS Centennial Author Talk at George Washington Carver National Monument

  • George Washington Carver National Monument News Release
    For Immediate Release
    Release Date: August 22, 2019
    Contact: Randall BeckerRandall_becker@nps.gov 417.325.4151

    NPS Centennial Author Talk at George Washington Carver National Monument
    Join author David Kroese at 10 a.m. on Saturday, 8/24 in the multipurpose room at George Washington Carver National Monument. The Centennial: A Journey Through America's National Park System details David's compelling centennial explorations to 387 parks in 360 days. The story continues through December 2017, when he becomes one of fewer than fifty people known to have visited all 417 national parks. 

    Born in St. Louis and raised in southern Illinois, David Kroese enjoyed a 25-year career in the biotechnology sector after earning a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois. Finding personal growth and development stalled in the second decade of his work tenure, David chose not to start anew in the corporate world. Instead, he turned away from a rewarding yet languishing career and began the adventure of a lifetime. What happened next evolved into a tour of all four hundred-plus units in America's National Park System -- a perfect way to celebrate the 2016 National Park Service centennial. 

    Please stop by to hear this compelling author talk and learn more about the National Park System with this special Founders' Day weekend program!

    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.   #FindYourPark      #EncuentreTuParque
    About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 420 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 www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and YouTube www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.

    Randall Becker
    Supervisory Park Ranger
    George Washington Carver National Monument
    5646 Carver Road
    Diamond, MO 64840-8314
    Telephone 417.325.4151
    Fax 417.325.4231
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