Evening Fly In
Sponsored by Bosque del Apache staff and Friends of Bosque del Apache
As the shadows grow long and the sun begins to set, thousands of geese and cranes return to the nighttime safety of the wetlands on the refuge. Tune in to view this spectacular scene!
How to draw a Mallard: Junior Duck Stamp
Featured video by Friends of Bosque del Apache and artist Laura Carlson
Friends partnered with Laura C. Carlson as they teaches us how to draw a mallard and educate us on the Junior Duck Stamp Contest.
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.
The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management principles and challenges them to express and share what they have learned with others.
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.
Students submit their artwork with completed entry form to their state coordinator for judging by the entry deadline (differs for each state)
Artwork must be 2-dimensional depicting a native North American waterfowl (ducks, geese, swans)
Original artwork only
Final piece must be 9″x12″ landscape orientation, with no mat/frame/border, 1/4″ thick or less
Students may choose to sign their work, but only on the back (writing on the front may disqualify the piece from judging)
Computer generated or 3-dimensional artwork is not accepted
Visit the Junior Duck Stamp website for a list of species, complete list of rules, state coordinators, and the curriculum!