Earth Day at Topsail spelled fun for kids

April 18, 2009

Kids have fun learning at Earth Day celebration

Lots of activities entertained and educated children on Saturday Apr. 18 as folks celebrated Earth Day at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. There were booths and programs that included storytellers, puppet shows, book readings and music.

Nonie Maines teaching children about frogs. Lori Ceier/
Nonie Maines with a captive audience. Lori Ceier/

Nonie Maines of  Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounters educates the children on frogs. Nonie hosts “EVEntuers” and animal encounter parties. To learn more about Nonie’s Ark, go to

Children painted skimmers and least terns. Lori Ceier/
Children painted skimmers and least terns. Lori Ceier/

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosted bird painting for the children. The painted skimmers and least terns will be placed on beaches to encourage nesting of the birds. For more information on shorebirds, go to:

For more information about Topsail Hill State Preserve go to: