Junior Duck Stamp Gallery
Artist: Rebekah Nastav, 15
Hometown: Amoret, Mo.
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.
Rebekah Nastav of Amoret, Mo., entered the Junior Duck Stamp Contest three years in a row, winning at age 15. Home-schooled her entire life, and with a passion for art, she took direction from a family friend. Susan Hearting, her art teacher, told her about the Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Nastav believes there is a lot to be learned through the Junior Duck Stamp Program. "The purpose of the Junior Duck Stamp Contest is to teach about wildlife and conservation, which it does very well. I learned a lot about these things."