Contests and Competitions

artwork showing red headed duck looking over its shoulder
Past Idaho winner


Idaho Junior Duck Stamp
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art- and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management principles and challenges them to express and share what they have learned with others.

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument is hosting the 2017 (and onward) Idaho Junior Duck Stamp contest.

Visit the contest Facebook page for more details.
artwork of Hagerman in the Pliocene with horse drinking, sabertooth stalking it
Hagerman Fossil Beds Poster Logo


National Fossil Day
National Fossil Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations. This day is a nationwide celebration organized through a partnership between the National Park Service and a growing list of federal and state agencies, professional organizations, museums and universities, and other groups. Paleontology education programs conducted by various NPS units and partner institutions enable children to better understand the history of life, science of paleontology and other educational objectives through a wide variety of classroom, museum, field trip and outdoor activities.

This celebration includes a yearly Art Contest in October which is open to kids from all over the U.S. See past winning entries for your inspiration, or do something really different. They also have a Facebook page for reminders and inspiration.
National History Day logo
National History Day

(and related Idaho's Contest for National History Day)

Did you know a student did research about Elmer Cook, the man who called national attention to the fossils at Hagerman? That National History Day submission won the Idaho State contest and went on to compete nationally. Other historic people and events related to Hagerman Fossil Beds could perhaps compete as well. Students who do this research are welcome to share their papers with the park, just use the contact us link and we'll see about featuring that work on our webpages.

Last updated: March 2, 2017

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 570
Hagerman, ID 83332


(208) 933-4105

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