Connecting kids to art and science for 20 years: 2012 Junior Duck Stamp Program
April 12, 2012
The end of March marks both the beginning of Spring and the anticipation of Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art and Design Contests held across the country. States in the Midwest Region from Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio, held state-wide art contests to get kids engaged and interested in the outdoors. The Junior Duck Stamp Program, which began in 1989, offers kids ages k-12 the opportunity to participate in a nationally-recognized art competition while offering a curriculum to teachers to educate students about wetlands, waterfowl and migratory birds and their habitats. Winners from each state art contest advance to a national art contest to compete for their artwork to be made into a collectable stamp. The National Junior Duck Stamp Contest, where Best of Show artwork from each state will compete, will be held April 20 at Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, Md.
*We will be streaming the contest live online! Join us here at http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck at 10 a.m. Eastern on April 20 to view the live feed!*
As part of its 20th Anniversary, the Junior Duck Stamp Program has updated its hallmark arts and science curriculum to make it fresh, modern and even more relevant and engaging for today’s teachers and students. The new curriculum provides 10 lesson plans, with exercises and activities focusing on conservation science, our changing natural world, and fun! Learn more at http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck