Maine Audubon and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will offer the 27th annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program, a science-based art curriculum, with free online events for educators, mentors or parents, on Thursdays, January 14 and 28, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The Junior Duck Stamp Challenge, for young people in grades K–12, is an opportunity for students to submit artworks featuring waterfowl; selected works by Maine students will be entered in a national competition. The winning artwork nationally will serve as the design for the Junior Duck Stamp, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service produces annually. The deadline to submit artwork is March 1.

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 webinar on January 14 will focus on infomation about the curriculum; the topic on January 28 will be drawing tips and techniques.

Email Linda Woodard at for more information and to register for the Zoom sessions.