Junior Duck Stamp Gallery
Artist: Adam Nisbett, 17
Hometown: St. James, Mo.
Species: Fulvous whistling-ducks
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.
Adam Nisbett from St. James, Mo., won the Junior Duck Stamp Contest in 2004 after many tries. After winning, Adam taught an art class to local home-schoolers. The kids all did a painting and submitted it. "For me," Nisbett says, "entering the Junior Duck Stamp Contest was good practice. But also, the money raised really goes to good use, the federal stamp being put toward conserving wetlands." Adam studied mechanical engineering and planned on teaching. "So really my art is just a serious hobby."