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Duck stamp design winners on display (07/12/2006)
Wisconsin youths' winning designs for the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition on display at Refuge 0ffice

Holmen High School student Timothy Wucherer has been awarded Wisconsin's Best of Show in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest. Wucherer's acrylic painting of a bufflehead duck will be on display along with all of the state's winners at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge office in Onalaska, WI. Their artwork will be shown until August 16, 2006. The Visitor Center is located at 555 Lester Ave., Onalaska, Wisconsin; hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Students compete within four age classes for first, second, and third place. Each state or territory Best of Show is then submitted to the Duck Stamp Office and entered into the national Junior Duck Stamp Contest. The first place design from the national contest is used to create a Junior Duck Stamp the following year. Proceeds from the sale of the $5 stamp support conservation education, and provide awards and scholarships for the students, teachers, and schools that participate in the program.

The program is a dynamic arts curriculum designed to teach wetlands and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program incorporates scientific and wildlife management principles into a visual arts curriculum with the stamp design the visual "term paper." Timothy's art teacher, Liz Schank, said, "Any student interested in drawing or painting ducks must get connected with their subject. When a connection is formed it affects the results," stated Schank. To further the interdisciplinary educational experience, students are now encouraged, but not required, to write a conservation message on their entry form along with their stamp design. Their message explains something they learned about wetlands habitat, conservation, or waterfowl. They often urge others to participate in conservation. For more information and entry forms for next year's contest, look on-line at http://www.fws.gov/duckstamps or call Daniel Peterson, the state coordinator for the contest at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, at 608-565-2551 to be included on the 2007 mailing list. 

 

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