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Junior Duck Stamp Program

Are you a teacher or a youth activity leader who wants to offer kids a unique and dynamic art and science experience? Get involved in the U.S .Fish and Wildlife Service Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program!

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.

Parents, teachers, scout leaders, and other youth leaders, who want to get their kids involved please contact

2021-2022 Junior Duck Stamp art winner by Margaret McMullen of Kansas
2021-2022 Junior Duck Stamp art winner by Margaret McMullen of Kansas

2020-2021 Junior Duck Stamp National Conservation Message Winner:

"When the world turned upside-down nature calmly and quietly laid a blanket of comfort over us all."
-Josie Arp, age 15, Arkansas
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