Nevada Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Press Release
Nevada Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Las Vegas, NV There is still time for Nevada’s young artists to submit their entries for the 2017 Nevada Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. The annual art competition is administered by the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex and draws entries from across the state. The deadline for entries is March 15, 2017 and Nevada teachers are encouraged to submit their student’s work for consideration in the state and national competitions.

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art and science program designed to teach wetlands habitat and waterfowl conservation to students kindergarten through high school and help reconnect youth with the outdoors. The program guides students, using scientific and wildlife observation principles, to communicate visually what they have learned through an entry into the Junior Duck Stamp art contest.

"We truly appreciate the support of the amazing Nevada teachers who include this curriculum in their lesson plans. They are the primary force behind the Junior Duck Stamp program in the state," said Christy Smith, project leader at Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex. "This year we also want to thank our generous partners, Clark County Wetlands Park and Springs Preserve for conducting JDS workshops and the Friends of Desert Refuges for sponsoring some of the workshops." 

Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest entry forms and teacher’s guides can be downloaded from the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program website.    

Entries to the Nevada contest must be postmarked March 15, 2017 or earlier and mailed to:

Christy Smith
Nevada Coordinator, Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program
Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex
4701 North Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89130

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