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Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program, Minnesota | Mara Koenig, MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Resource type: Program - Curriculum - Performance/Art
Topics: Wetlands - Art - Wildlife - Lake


The Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic, art and science program designed to teach wetlands habitat and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program guides students, using scientific and wildlife observation principles, to communicate visually what they have learned through an entry into the Junior Duck Stamp art contest. This non-traditional pairing of subjects brings new interest to both the sciences and the arts. It crosses cultural, ethnic, social, and geographic boundaries to teach greater awareness of our nation's natural resources.

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge administers the program in Minnesota. All art entries are due to Mara Koenig by March 15 each year.

Web Site: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/minnesotavalley/jr_duck_stamp.html
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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Resource type: Organization - Web Site - Resource Person - EE Site
Topics: Education - Natural Sciences - Bio-Diversity - Eco-systems


Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is one of only a few urban wildlife refuges in the nation, a place where wild coyotes, bald eagles, badgers, and beavers live next door to 2.2 million people. Scattered along 75-miles of river corridor, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages marsh, grassland, and forest. Within the refuge you'll find over 300 species of animals and array of opportunities for outdoor recreation and educational activities. Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is one of many refuges in the Great Lakes - Big Rivers Region (Region 3). Our mission is to protect, restore, and conserve the ecological communities of the Lower Minnesota River Valley and its associated watersheds.

The Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center, located 3 miles south of Carver, MN off County Road 11, is part of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The Center is set upon a bluff overlooking the Minnesota River. The center's quiet setting and interpretive exhibits offer great opportunities for visitors and education groups to learn about the unique wildlife conservation efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

For more information about the Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center call (952) 361-4500 or visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/minnesotavalley/visitor_center_rapids_lake.html

For more information about the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge visit http://www.fws.gov/Midwest/MinnesotaValley/

Web Site: http://midwest.fws.gov/minnesotavalley
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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Resource Center

Resource type: Book/Magazine - DVD - Research - Slides
Topics: Habitat - Wildlife - Education - Resource Management


Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is one of a handful of urban refuges nationwide and reflects the commitment of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop an informed and involved citizenry that will support fish and wildlife conservation through environmental education, scientific research, and recreation. In the heart of the Twin Cities metro area, the Resource Center at Minnesota Valley provides professional assistance and accessible workspace in a scenic bluff-top location.

The Resource Center collection reflects the management of Minnesota Valley NWR, the National Wildlife Refuge system, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service commitment to environmental education. Resources include books and periodicals, videos and photographs, displays and educational trunks, environmental education curriculum, and management documents. Services are offered at no charge to regional personnel and partners, educators, and the public during regular visitor hours.


Web Site: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/MinnesotaValley/
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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Resource type: EE Site - Teacher Training - Exhibit/Display
Topics: Conservation - Resource Management - Education - Wildlife


A PLACE TO DISCOVER...A PLACE TO EXPLORE...MINNESOTA VALLEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE...
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge runs along the Minnesota River from Fort Snelling State Park to the City of Jordan. The Refuge is run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Department of the Interior of the Federal Government.

It encompasses approximately 10,000 acres with six units open to public hiking and other wildlife related activities. In 1990 Minnesota Valley opened its Visitor Center in Bloomington, Minnesota that is free to the public. The center has exhibits explaining the management techniques
used in managing the Refuge, a twelve-minute introductory DVD, an art gallery and the Blufftop Bookshop. Nature programs are available to the public.

Summer Hours (April -October): 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Winter Hours (November-March): 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Open the first full weekend of every month.

Web Site: http://midwest.fws.gov/minnesotavalley
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