Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Hailey C, Dev of Design 8
Riley K., Dev of Design 8
Tarius L., Dev of Design 8
Ben W., Dev of Design 8

Art students submitted illustrations for the annual national Jr. Duck Stamp Contest. The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is an  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.

South Ridge students have regularly done very well. Living in rural Minnesota students are well aware of the importance of protecting our wetlands. Knowledge of animal life, in particular ducks and birds, are more available, many of the students seeing ducks in their daily lives.

8th grade students shown here used colored pencils to demonstrate the characteristics of their chosen duck, the season and habitat the duck lives in.

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