ROCKLAND, Maine — The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge invites children and youth to participate in the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest (http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/artcontest.htm. Children (K-12) can learn about ducks, drawing techniques, and rules for entering the contest at the Visitor Center 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. There is no fee to participate. Entries from the midcoast area will be showcased at the Visitor Center later in the spring with a special public open house. For more information, contact the Friends of Maine’s Seabird Islands at 594-0600, ext 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is located at 9 Water St. in the south end of Rockland and is housed in the old Captain Snow house, the large white building just behind Triangle Park where Water Street and Route 73 meet.