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Junior Duck Stamp Youth Guide

Have you ever wondered what makes you look up whenever you hear or see a V-shaped flock of geese going north or south? Is it just the sight or sound, or is it a deeper feeling about the changing seasons? Why do people like to watch ducks or swans swimming in city parks? Is it their graceful swimming and diving, or just the kaleidoscope of color and movement? And why do people ooh and aah when they see the little duckling fuzzballs following their mothers?

There is something magnetic about waterfowl that draws the attention and the imagination of both city dwellers and people who live in the country. With this Youh Guide, you can explore many questions about ducks, geese, and swans. You’ll have fun and use what you learn to make your neighborhood and community a great place to live for ducks, geese, and swans.

And a BONUS… You will also practice the skills you’ll need to create an entry for the Junior Duck Stamp art competition. Whether or not you think you are good at science and math or writing and art, give it a try. Everyone is a winner!

Contact us if you have questions about the curriculum guides.

If you are interested in participating in the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, please contact your state coordinator.

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program Youth Guide

You will need Adobe Acrobat to download these .pdf files. Click here to download this free program.

Complete Youth Guide (10MB)

Youth Guide Chapters

Cover (123KB)

Fly Sheet (462KB)

Table of Contents (465KB)


Give It A Try! Overview (739KB)


What Is... A Waterfowl? (2.4MB)

A Day in the Life(1.9MB)

Raising a Family in a Wetland (2.3MB)

Going the Distance(2.8MB)

Learning from the Past; Taking Action for the Future (2.9MB)




Last updated: April 18, 2012
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