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Junior Duck Stamp Program

Utah's Jr. Duck Stamp Program
Junior Duck Stamp 2014 Winner: Mallard in Flight
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program (JDS) is a dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation for students in kindergarten through high school. The program incorporates scientific and wildlife management principles into a visual arts curriculum, with participants completing a JDS design as their visual “term papers."
 

Zhiwen Xu, aged 13, won Best of Show at the 2014 Utah Junior Duck Stamp Contest with her male mallard in flight created with a mixed media of prisma, airbrush, pastel, and guache. From Logan, Utah, Xhiwen’s art was entered into the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest in Washington, D.C. where it will be judged April 18 at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, W. Virginia. http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/ 

 

The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, May 10, where Zhiwen will be recognized as the one of the younger winners of the Utah Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Zhiwen has a love for wildlife and studies art with Julie LeFevre of Sunshine Art School, Logan, Utah.  Full press release 

 
 Kathi Stopher, Visitor Services Manger here at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, is the Utah state coordinator for the JDS program.  Feel free to call or email her with any questions at 435.734.6438 or kathi_stopher@fws.gov.
 

 


 

Facts About Junior Duck Stamp Program

Utah's 2014 Junior Duck Stamp Winner: Zhiwen Xu, aged 13, won Best of Show at the 2014 Utah Junior Duck Stamp Contest with her male mallard in flight.   

More than 27,000 students enter state JDS art contests each year . . . and we can see why.  What could be more fun than learning about waterfowl and getting to draw, color or paint them! 

 

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2014
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