Nevada Junior Duck Stamp Program

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What is it and why participate?

Learn more about this innovative art contest combines science and art!

Attention parents, school teachers, and group leaders! Help educate youth about the waterfowl, wetlands, and conservation by participating in the Junior Duck Stamp Program! Contact your Nevada Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator, Jennifer Heroux, for more information at 702-515-5453 or

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Find out all you need to know to participate including forms, rule booklet, eligible species list, reference list for older students, and more.

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The postmark deadline is March 15 to submit your art. Please mail to:


Junior Duck Stamp

4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive

Las Vegas, NV 89130

Art received after March 21 will be held for the following year's contest. 

In late March, judges will chose 100 winners for Nevada. Judges will select the top 25 winners in each age group and select the Best of Show winner to represent Nevada at nationals in mid-April.


This curriculum focuses on the conservation of waterfowl and wetland habitats. It is designed for students in grades 5–8, with adaptations for K–4, 9–12, homeschoolers, and non-formal educators.

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JDS STEAM Bins Available

If you are participating in the Junior Duck Stamp Program and are in need of supplies and workshop ideas, you can borrow our traveling art bin for a couple of weeks. Materials include: classroom sized packages of colored pencils, crayons, and oil pastels, 9x12" paper, bird identification books, how to draw ducks, JDS curriculum, duck wings and feet, and much more! Bins are available to ship anywhere in Nevada. Contact for more information.

Art Display

The top 36 winners each year will be on display at the Visitor Centers of Desert NWR, Ash Meadows NWR and Pahranagat NWR. Please consult these webpages for hours of operation.

The yearly winners are also posted to the USFWS Pacific Southwest Region Flickr account.


The Nevada Junior Duck Stamp Program is hosted at the Desert NWRC but works with many partners throughout the state to expand student participation and knowledge about waterfowl, wetlands, and conservation. The US Fish & Wildlife Service and many partners reach thousands of students throughout Nevada. Partners include: Nevada Waterfowl Association, Red Rock Audubon Society, Nevada Department of Wildlife, and the Springs Preserve. If you would like to become a partner and conduct educational programs for students, teach students about drawing waterfowl, or more, contact state coordinator Jennifer Heroux to see how you can help.

Support the Program

These collectible $5 stamps are created from the winning design at the national level. Proceeds from the national sales are re-invested in the JDS program to support awards and conservation education. Junior Duck Stamps are for sale at Desert, Ash Meadows, and Pahranagat NWRs.

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Other Links

California Waterfowl Association which has educator guides, information, and more!

Federal Duck Stamp Program 

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program 

The Million Dollar Duck Movie

Story Tags

Game birds
Migratory birds
Water birds

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