Joyce Davis, of Toledo, an international puppeteer and keynote speaker who shares her ideas by using puppets as teachers, is new this year at Seneca County's Earth Day celebration 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Kids can see puppet shows at 2:15-2:45 p.m. and 3:15-3:45 p.m. at shelter 3 behind the city swimming pool.
The puppet show is one several stops families can make during the afternoon. Events are based at Hedges-Boyer Park barn. People attending are encouraged to use the Coe Street entrance to the park.
Back for another year is tree climbing provided by Hetzel Tree Service 1:30-3:30 p.m. Children must wear long pants and tennis shoes to climb.
Also outside the barn, the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center is to be helping children make candles, Linda Rose of the Seneca County Park District will be leading nature hikes, Tiffin Park and Recreation is hosting wagon rides and Myrtle the Turtle will be walking around.
By the creek, Anne Coburn Griffis of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft's stream quality monitoring program is to be demonstrating how monitoring works.
Inside the barn, kids can plant seeds with Seneca County Master Gardeners, while Dan McElhatten of Tiffin's Water Pollution Control Plant provides an opportunity to look into a microscope. Seneca Soil and Water Conservation District will show kids how to make a magnet using a metal can lid. Other stops include "earth bracelets," tattoos and healthful snacks.
Andria Marquis plans to present awards at 2 p.m. to the winners of this year's Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca Joint Solid Waste District Earth Day Billboard Contest.
Among the door prizes are a family pool pass for Tiffin City Pool, a family pass for four people for Tiffin Drive-In, an Earth Day T-shirt made of pop bottles, a "litter grabber," and other items made from recycled materials. Anybody who has something to donate can bring it Sunday.