Junior Duck Stamp Program
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Junior Duck Stamp Program Kicks Off the New School Year

With the new school year, the Junior Duck Stamp Program has released its new brochure featuring contest rules and the entry form. Explore the wonders of wetlands and waterfowl with our education curriculum and then find out all you need to know about participating in the art contest.

2014-2015 Junior Duck Stamps on Sale Now!

Buy the new Junior Duck Stamp and support conservation education! You can buy the stamps from the U.S. Postal Service, Amplex, and at some national wildlife refuges.

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Educators: Planning for the Upcoming School Year? Make the Junior Duck Stamp Curriculum Part of Your Lesson Plan

The Junior Duck Stamp Program Education Curriculum is filled with lessons and activities that teach science and conservation topics in an exciting way. It's available free.

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Congratulations to the 2014 National Junior Duck Stamp Contest Winners!

On April 18, Si youn Kim, 16, of Tenafly, N.J., took top honors in the 2014 National Junior Duck Stamp Contest with an acrylic painting of a king eider. The painting will be made into the 2014-2015 Junior Duck Stamp, which sells for $5 and supports conservation education.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest winning art by Si youn Kim.

The winning conservation message, written by Max Cheng, 15, of Fremont, Calif., was: Conserving a habitat is like painting a background. Without it the picture is not complete.

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Gallery of 2014 Best of Show art
Top 25 National Contest Results

Second place in this year's contest went to Andrew Kneeland, 16, of Rock Springs, Wyo., for his acrylic painting of a trumpeter swan with cygnets.

Junior Duck Stamp 2nd place art by Andrew Kneeland

Third place went to Jiahe Qu, 15, of Chandler, Ariz., for an acrylic painting of a hooded merganser.

Junior Duck Stamp 3rd place art by Jiahe Qu

Explore, Investigate, Express and Share:
Participate in the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program

Whether you are a classroom teacher, homeschool teacher, youth group leader or parent, we have educational resources for you to help the young people in your life explore the wonders of the outdoor world and their connection to waterfowl, wetlands and habitat conservation.

Download our free curriculum guides and get started!

After you have explored the wealth of activities and learning through the curriculum, find everything your students will need to enter the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest.

What is the Junior Duck Stamp Program?

From a single idea grew a program poised to rejuvenate the nation's passion and commitment to preserving the outdoors. The Junior Duck Stamp Program exposes hundreds of thousands of youth each year to wetlands, National Wildlife Refuges, and art concepts. Join the Junior Duck Stamp as it celebrates 20 Years of Conservation through the Arts. Participate today!

A student studies a mounted duck to prepare her Junior Duck Stamp Contest Entry.

The Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic, art and science program designed to teach wetlands habitat and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school and help reconnect youth with the outdoors. The program guides students, using scientific and wildlife observation principles, to communicate visually what they have learned through an entry into the Junior Duck Stamp art contest. This non-traditional pairing of subjects brings new interest to both the sciences and the arts. It crosses cultural, ethnic, social and geographic boundaries to teach greater awareness of our nation's natural resources. More>>




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Last updated: April 15, 2015
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