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Educators Receive Training on Junior Duck Stamp Contest Basics
Northeast Region, January 29, 2012
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Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest - Photo Credit: LaVonda Walton, USFWS
2011 winner Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest, created by Abraham Hunter
2011 winner Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest, created by Abraham Hunter - Photo Credit: USFWS

Chesapeake Bay Field Office Graphics Specialist, Laurie Hewitt, joined Susan Minter, Maryland Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator and Laurel Harrison, National Visitor Center at Patuxent Research Refuge in presenting critical information about the Junior Duck Stamp contest to teachers whose students participate. The teacher-training exercise explained the rules, qualifying species, the judging process, criteria used to judge artwork, and the entry form.

 

The training also focused on copyright infringement, a difficult concept to explain to young students. The session provided a forum for educators to see examples of copyright infringement and ask questions about this issue as well as the entire judging process.

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic arts curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program incorporates scientific and wildlife management principles into a visual arts curriculum with participants completing a Junior Duck Stamp design.

Students submit their artwork to a state or territory contest. Each state or territory Best of Show is then entered into the national Junior Duck Stamp Contest. The first place design from the national contest is used to create a Junior Duck Stamp for the following year. Proceeds from the sale of Junior Duck Stamps support conservation education.


Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program
http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/
Contact Info: Kathryn Reshetiloff, 410-573-4582, kathryn_reshetiloff@fws.gov



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