This program consists of two parts. The first is a science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to youth at any grade level. The program encourages them to explore their natural world, to investigate biology and wildlife management principles, and to express and share what they’ve learned.
The second part of the Program is a Duck Stamp Art Contest. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, kids express their newfound knowledge by creating a picture of a North American waterfowl species. Students' works are sent to the Seattle Audubon Society for judging. State winners are entered into a national competition, where judges select the “Best of Show” to become the next Junior Duck Stamp. Judges also choose a national conservation message.