There will be no ducking from Drexel University’s Academy of Natural Sciences as they begin to host Duck, Duck, Goose: The Federal Duck Stamp Story on September 1st. The event, which is open to the public, will commence with a colorful array of taxidermied birds as well as drawn-out artist renderings of these waterfowl in their natural habitats. This year’s buzzworthy buzzard will be the elusive Wood Duck, a vibrant waterfowl that has broached the brink of extinction.
Starting September 9, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make its nest in the City of Brotherly Love, and host the 2016 Federal Duck Stamp Contest. Artists migrate to this nationally-acclaimed contest to perch their paintings on the floor for all to see, while a panel of judges will select which portrait will feature on the 2017-2018 Duck Stamp. Each stamp purchase has helped provide conservation efforts for our feathered friends for the past 60 years.
Take a gander of the Academy’s collection of 250,000 bird specimens, or dive into the quackery of the ecological threats that have hatched throughout the years. The exhibit will also feature the history of the highly-esteemed Duck Stamp Program itself prior to the contest. This September, flock together at the Academy of Natural Sciences, and see the world from a bird’s-eye view.
Duck Duck Goose
@ The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Thursday, September 1 through Tuesday, November 1
Federal Duck Stamp Contest: Friday & Saturday, September 9 & 10