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Start Working on your Jr Duck Stamp Entries!

Jr Duck Stamp 2015-2016 National WinnerIt's never too early to start work on your entry for the Junior Duck Stamp conservation art contest!

The Federal Jr Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art and science curriculum that teachers wetland and waterfowl conservation to students K - 12. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management, and challenges them to express and share what they learned with others.

The winning artwork from the national contest serves as the design for the Jr Duck Stamp, which the USFWS produces annually. This $5 stamp supports the program and is highly sought after by stamp collectors. 100% of the sales of stamps supports conservation and environmental education for students in this program.
 
More than 24,000 students entered state contest in 2015, with the Best in Show winners from each competing in the National contest. The winner is chosen by a panel of expert judges over 3 days. By displaying artwork and delivering related outdoor activities, state coordinators share student accomplishments with families and communities each year.  Several students from past contests have gone on to become wildlife artists and conservation professionals; many owe their interest and success to participation in the Jr Duck Stamp Program.

   2015 Nevada Best of Show Junior Duck Stamp   
Redhead drake, acrylic painting  
S. LaRochelle, age 13; Las Vegas NV  


 For information about the Nevada Junior Duck Stamp Program, contact:

Desert NWR Complex

Christy Smith, JDSP Coordinator

4701 North Torrey Pines Drive  

Las Vegas, NV 89130

702/515-5450

christy_smith@fws.gov 

 

Last Updated: Jul 22, 2015
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