VERMONT- The annual Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is underway. The US Fish and Wildlife Service invites students from pre-K to 12th grade to create designs featuring ducks, swans or geese in their natural habitats. Designs are judged in four age categories, with awards for first, second, and third places and honorable mentions. Entries must be received by March 15, 2024. The judging of the artwork will occur on March 28, 2024 at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee.