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Duck Stamp Celebration

February 28, 2016

Art and Science

The 22nd Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest and associated celebration on March 26th. The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art- and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school.

Students K-12 submit artwork of native ducks, geese, and swans. The winning artwork from a national art contest serves as the design for the Junior Duck Stamp, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service produces annually. This $5 stamp has become a much sought after collector’s item. One hundred percent of the revenue from the sale of Junior Duck stamps goes to support recognition and environmental education activities for students who participate in the program. The deadline to submit artwork is March 15, 2016.

The 2016 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest Celebration will take place on Saturday, March 26th at the LL Bean flagship store in Freeport, ME. The event will be from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM.

Keynote speakers include Scott Johnston (USFWS Migratory Birds), who will speak about the Centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty, and Jane Kim (Ink Dwell Studio), who will speak about her experience using art to promote conservation. Kim is based in San Francisco, has an extensive career as an artist and science illustrator, and recently finished painting the Wall of Birds mural at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

In the afternoon, winning contestants will be recognized and given awards. Non-profit partners will have booths in the adjacent room to share their research and conservation projects throughout the day.

If you have any questions about this event please contact Serena Doose at Serena_Doose@fws.gov.

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