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Art work to be on display at the visitor center

07_25_13_Article_WYJrDuckStampAn exhibit featuring the top entries in the 2013 Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp Program has moved to the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center this week, featuring the art work of winners from four age categories.

Image: Bailey Schupp, age 12, Pinedale,Wyoming 

July 25, 2013

An exhibit featuring the top entries in the 2013 Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp Program has moved to the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center this week, featuring the art work of winners from four age categories.The art work was on display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art earlier this month and will be featured at the Visitor Center from July 26 through August 26. The Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center is located at 532 N. Cache Street in Jackson.

The Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic arts curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation to students from kindergarten through high school. The program incorporates scientific and wildlife management principles into a visual arts curriculum. Participants complete a Junior Duck Stamp design at the completion of their studies, using visual arts to convey what they have learned.

Each spring, students submit their artwork to a state or territory contest, with top entries moving on to a national competition. More than 27,000 students enter state Junior Duck Stamp art contests each year. The winning design from the national contest is used to create the Junior Duck Stamp for the following year.

This year, judging for the Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp contest was held at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge near Green River, Wyoming. Bailey Schupp, age 12, from Pinedale, WY took the top honor with Best of Show. A virtual gallery featuring art work from the contest is located at www.fws.gov/seedskadee/jrduck/2013/.

Proceeds from the sale of Junior Duck Stamps support conservation education and provide awards and scholarships for the students, teachers and schools that participate in the program. Through the Junior Duck Stamp program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service introduces participants to both the Federal Duck Stamp program and the National Wildlife Refuge System and educates new generations of citizens about the importance of waterfowl and wetlands conservation.

The Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp Program Art Work Tour Schedule for the remainder of the contest year includes these state locations:

  • August 29 – October 28, 2013:  White Mountain Library, Rock Springs
  • November 1 – December 16, 2013:  Northwest College, Orendorff Building, Sinclair Gallery, Powell
  • December 21, 2013 – February 10, 2014:  Wyoming Game & Fish Department Office, Casper
  • February 14 – March 17, 2014:  Wyoming Game & Fish Department Headquarters, Cheyenne

More information on the Junior Duck Stamp Program can be found at www.fws.gov/juniorduck/. 

Earlier this summer, the Visitor Center also served as a host for art work from the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp and 2013 Junior Duck Stamp (national) contests. An archived news story describes educational programs National Elk Refuge staff offered while the exhibits were on display.

 

Last Updated: Jul 24, 2013
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