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TETLIN: Dot Lake School Students Sweep Junior Duck Stamp Awards
Alaska Region, May 15, 2010
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3rd place winner in statewide 7-8 grade contest.  Grand Prize winner at Tetlin NWR's Migratory Bird Festival. Heather N Johnson, 5/15/10.
3rd place winner in statewide 7-8 grade contest. Grand Prize winner at Tetlin NWR's Migratory Bird Festival. Heather N Johnson, 5/15/10. - Photo Credit: n/a
Display of JDS entries at Tetlin NWR's Migratory Bird Festival. Heather N Johnson, 5/15/10
Display of JDS entries at Tetlin NWR's Migratory Bird Festival. Heather N Johnson, 5/15/10 - Photo Credit: n/a

Twenty-four students from Alaska Gateway School District, the school system associated with the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, near Tok, Alaska submitted entries to this year's Junior Duck Stamp contest. Half of the students earned Honorary Mention or placed.  Most noticeable were the students from the small two room school at Dot Lake.  Statewide, only six 3rd place awards are given for grades 7-12, Dot Lake students received 4 of the six awards. A 2nd place award was received by a 5th grader and five Honorable Mentions were granted.  Wow; what an accomplishment for a school with a student body of 23!  These students spent much of the winter researching, studying and sketching waterfowl.  With the support and guidance of their teachers and refuge staff, they learned a lot, had fun and came out winners.

 

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is an integrated art and science curriculum developed to teach environmental science and habitat conservation. The program combines art, science, and cultural curricula to teach a greater awareness of our nation's natural and cultural resources. Students learn about conserving habitats while they explore the aesthetic qualities of wildlife and nature.


Contact Info: Mary Timm, 907-883-9419, mary_timm@fws.gov



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