2013-07-18 / Outdoors

Jr. duck stamps now on display

State competition features kid creations

SENEY – An exhibition of original art produced by youth in grades K-12 is on display until July 26 at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge visitor center. The center is open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school.

More than 27,000 students enter state Junior Duck Stamp art contests each year.

Preparation for the Junior Duck Stamp contest and involvement in the program requires students to think about and understand at least the fundamental principles of anatomy and environmental science, and can be a valid barometer of a student’s grasp of these topics. The program also provides an opportunity for students to learn science and artistically express their knowledge of the beauty, diversity and interdependence of wildlife.

More information and artwork can be found at http://www.fws. gov/juniorduck.

The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located off M-77, five miles south of Seney, or two miles north of Germfask.

For more information contact the Refuge at (906) 586-9851, ext. 15.

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