Mounted waterfowl for Junior Duck Stamp education program

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Mounted waterfowl for Junior Duck Stamp education program

Postby danrauch » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:19 am

I am a wildlife biologist in the District of Columbia working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service out of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center to promote the Federal Junior Duck Stamp program in area schools.

As hunters, you are all familiar with the national Federal Duck Stamp contest. The Junior program is also a contest which includes education about wetlands, conservation, waterfowl biology and identification, and art. The program is open to all ages through high school. A winner is chosen from each state and territory to be represented in the national contest. More than 28,000 students participated in 2011.

We do in class visits to encourage participation and increase wetland and waterfowl awareness. We have only 2 mounted ducks (American black duck and ruddy duck) to bring into classes for students to look at up close, see the differences in species, and get a feel for waterfowl while painting. We are hoping that there are a few mounted ducks or geese that can be donated to the program to be used as educational specimens. Any donations would be solely used for educational purposes and promoting the Junior Duck Stamp program.

If you are interested in donating, have questions, or know of a students who may be interested in participating, please contact me.

Dan Rauch
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