​​We are proud to be the host city for this year's Federal Duck Stamp Contest! Since its inception in 1934, the Federal Duck Stamp program has secured 6.5 million acres of habitat, creating or expanding more than 300 of our national refuges for the benefit of waterfowl and other wildlife through the sale of duck stamps to hunters, collectors, birders and art lovers. Click here to see how Wisconsin has benefitted specifically from these funds. See below for more information on when and where the contest will take place and don't miss the other exciting activities going on around the community!

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Friday Parking 

Parking is available in any of the metered parking lots (click here for a campus map) and St. Stanislaus Kostka Church has graciously agreed to allow parking in their lot located on the corner of Fremont and Reserve Street. Handicap spaces are available in all of the lots. There is also parking on many of the streets around campus.  

Saturday Parking

Parking is available in any of the metered and non-metered parking lots at no cost. There is also street parking available on many of the streets surrounding campus. (click here for a campus map)

Federal Duck Stamp Schedule

September 15 & 16, 2017

Check out other exciting events & activities!

​Fantasy Duck Stamp League

August 28 - September 24, 2017

  •  The Eligible Five: Species Selected for the Federal Duck Stamp Contest

September 8, 2017

      • As a kick off to the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, CREATE is hosting its fourth installment of our Phantom Gallery Party series. WILD LIFE will showcase life and landscape art that is contemporary, colorful, and abstract.
      • Click here to register.

September 9-17, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17, Noon-5 p.m.
(See website for other dates and times)

The source of limitless creative inspiration, birds connect us to the rhythms of life. Their migrations mark the shifting seasons, their music heralds each dawn, and their shoreline searches highlight the ebb and flow of the tide. Avian art resonates and inspires in endlessly novel ways, too. Experience this years 42nd annual, internationally renowned exhibition, to discover how the all-new paintings, sculptures, and graphics of these 114 worldwide artists inspires you.

Wisconsin sculptor Don Rambadt continually experiments, pushing boundaries aesthetically and technically ever striving to broaden the breadth of his work and genre. His sculpture suggests, rather than obviously depicts, motion and flight through open spaces and thoughtful placement of metal form. Exhibited in Germany and throughout the United States, Rambadts work is included in museum collections, private homes and businesses, and public installations nationwide, including his largest and most ambitious highway gatewaysculpture near Pinedale, Wyoming.

September 12, 2017

      • This course is for people interested in hunting upland game birds, Canada geese, or whitetail deer. Pre-hunt course meetings required on September 12, 14, 16, 19 and 21. Please note classroom sessions on Sept. 12, 14, 19 and 21 will be at UW-Stevens Point (Trainer Natural Resources building room 240, 800 Reserve Street, Stevens Point, Wisconsin) and Sept. 16 will be a range day at the Bill Cook Chapter of the Izaak Walton League.  Cost is $20. Pre-register with Jessica Tomaszewski at jtomasz@uwsp.edu or 715-346-2536. (These details are subject to change)

September 14, 2017

  • 5:30 p.m. - Million Dollar Duck Film - FREE Public Screening 
                      Dreyfus University Center Theater on the UW-Stevens Point campus

      • The Million Dollar Duck is a documentary focusing on the strange and wonderful world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, the only juried, art competition run by the U.S. government.  This film explores the eccentric nature of the contestants who enter each year for a chance at wildlife art stardom, while also reflecting upon the history and challenges facing the continued existence of this successful conservation program.

September 15, 2017

  • 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. -  Main Street Parks 
      • Take a stroll in downtown Stevens Point and check out Main Street Parks, an afternoon where parking spots become public parks for recreation, relaxation and re-imagination.
      • This event is free and open to everyone.

September 15 & 16, 2017

  • 9:30 a.m.  - Decoy Carving Contest & Exhibition
    Dreyfus University Center Laird Room on the UW-Stevens Point campus

      • The Wisconsin Waterfowl Association and the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources are hosting the first annual Decoy Carving Contest & Exhibition. More details available here.

  • Kids Activities in Albertson Hall and the UW-Stevens Point Museum of Natural History
      • The Raptor Education Group Inc. will have live birds and information on display in the lobby area and activities for kids will be held in the museum.
      • The UWSP Student Chapter of the Herpetology Society will have live snakes and turtles in the Food for Thought Cafe area near the museum.
      • Schedule for Friday, September 15 in Albertson Hall - 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

        Kids, stop by the museum to write your name on a duckling, which we will put up on our bulletin board. Help us fill our "pond" with ducklings!

        Pick up a duck-themed coloring page or activity sheet.

        10 a.m. – Story Time (recommended ages 3-7)

        • Have You Seen My Duckling? By Nancy Tafuri
        • Do Like a Duck Does by Judy Hindley and Ivan Bates
        • Duck by Randy Cecil

        11 a.m. – Story Time (recommended ages 4-8)

        • Duck at the Door by Jackie Urbanovic
        • Duck to the Rescue by John Himmelman
        • Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

        1 p.m. – Story Time (recommended ages 5-8)

        • Duck, Duck, Moose by Dave Horowitz
        • Duck for President by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
        • Just Ducks by Nicola Davies and Salvatore Rubbino

        Schedule for Saturday, September 16 in Albertson Hall - 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m

        9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

        Kids, stop by the museum to write your name on a duckling, which we will put up on our bulletin board. Help us fill our "pond" with ducklings!

        Pick up a duck-themed coloring page or activity sheet.

        10 a.m. – Story Time (recommended ages 3-7)

        • Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury
        • Dump Truck Duck by Megan E. Bryant and Jo DeRuiter
        • Duck, Duck, Dinosaur by Kallie George and Oriol Vidal

        11 a.m. – Story Time (recommended ages 4-8)

        • Ducks Don't Get Wet by Augusta Goldin and Helen K. Davie
        • Mr. Duck Means Business by Tammi Sauer and Jeff Mack
        • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

        An adult must accompany children in the museum at all times. The museum will be live streaming the competition on a monitor in the library lobby. Be sure to "check in" with the museum on Facebook and share your photos with us. Entries from the Junior Duck Stamp Competition will be on display in the museum both Friday and Saturday.

      • All activities are free and open to everyone.

September 16, 2017

  • 10 a.m. - Art in the Park

    Downtown Stevens Point, Wisconsin
    • Art in the Park Stevens Point is a gathering of artists and crafts people who have their work for sale or are demonstrating their craftsmanship.  They have come together to share their abilities with the community of all ages. Children come to Art in the Park to participate in fun art projects and grownups come to experience & purchase art.  

September 20, 2017

  • 5:30 p.m. - Giving Hunting a Shot featuring Robyn Migliorini of Modern-hunters.com
                       Trainer Natural Resources building room 120, UW-Stevens Point campus
      • We are working on getting our ducks in a row, more details are coming soon.

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Looking for lodging or directions?

The Stevens Point Area offers a wide variety of lodging options. Visit the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information https://www.stevenspointarea.com/hotels/.

The Duck Stamp Contest will take place in the Noel Fine Arts Center (1800 Portage Street, Stevens Point, Wisconsin) on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus. Use the link below for directions or visit https://www.uwsp.edu/about/Pages/directions.aspx.

You can find parking information at https://www.uwsp.edu/Parking/Pages/visitors.aspx.

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