Duck, Duck, Goose. Academy Hosts Federal Duck Stamp Contest with Free Admission, Special Exhibit and Activities!
Duck, duck, goose, wood duck. That last one nearly went extinct, but this unusually shaped and most colorful of all waterfowl now is the centerpiece of an exhibit opening Sept. 1 in anticipation of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, which will be held in Pennsylvania for the first time.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting the contest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University<http://ansp.org/> on Sept. 9 and 10. On those days, a display of the entries will be open to the public, and a panel of five judges will examine all the entries and select one artwork that will appear on the 2017-2018 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp<https://www.fws.gov/birds/get-involved/duck-stamp.php>, also known as the Duck Stamp.
General admission to the Academy will be free of charge on Sept. 9 and 10. (An $8 super saver ticket is available for the Dinosaurs Unearthed and Butterflies! exhibits.) The artwork entries will be on display in the commons room on the ground floor through Saturday, and the judging will take place in the public setting of the auditorium. Doors open at 9 a.m. both Friday and Saturday, though on Friday museum access is limited to the commons and the auditorium until 10 a.m.