Pamphlet, "Nature Study and Children's Gardens," by George Washington Carver, circa 1910

Summary

Among George Washington Carver's contributions were the bulletins he issued from the Agricultural Experiment Station at the Tuskegee Institute. This pamphlet, written for teachers, treats the popular topic of "nature study," the early 20th century's version of environmental education. It was a guide for educators wanting to involve school children in gardening to help prepare them for successful farming careers. Carver's nature study bulletins emphasized both aesthetic and scientific understandings of nature and were popular across the country.

Among George Washington Carver's contributions were the bulletins he issued from the Agricultural Experiment Station at the Tuskegee Institute. This pamphlet, written for teachers, treats the popular topic of "nature study," the early 20th century's version of environmental education. It was a guide for educators wanting to involve school children in gardening to help prepare them for successful farming careers. Carver's nature study bulletins emphasized both aesthetic and scientific understandings of nature and were popular across the country.

Artifact

Bulletin

Date Made

circa 1910

Subject Date

circa 1910

Creators

Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 

Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute 

Place of Creation

United States, Alabama, Tuskegee 

Creator Notes

Written by George Washington Carver, published by the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.

Collection Title

Henry Ford Office Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.285.19

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 5.5 in

Inscriptions

front cover: Extension Division Department of Agriculture Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute Tuskegee, Alabama

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