Junior Duck Stamp Gallery


Artist: Nathan Bauman, 17
Hometown: Jonestown, Penn.
Species: Green-winged teal

What is a Junior Duck Stamp?
The Junior Duck Stamp is a pictorial stamp produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to recognize the conservation efforts of young people and support environmental and conservation education programs in the United States. The art competition is the culmination of students' study of waterfowl and wetlands conservation in the classroom, homeschool, or non-formal education setting, often using the Junior Duck Stamp Program educational curriculum.

Nathan Bauman
Nathan Bauman from Jonestown, Penn., won the 2003 Junior Duck Stamp with something that started as a graded project. At age 4, everyone in his class had created an art piece. At age five, Bauman was given art lessons working with chalk, paint and pencil. In high school, he took art classes, winning the Junior Duck Stamp Contest as a senior. When asked why the Junior Duck Stamp Contest is important for kids, he replies, "It educates them on conservation and broadens their perspective. They can start to notice that art expresses many important things."


Last Updated: July 2, 2016