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Reece and Beth Nanfito talk to Shawn Carper about some of the creatures that had been brought in from the Bay and put on display inside water-filled tanks.

PHOTO GALLERY: Local National Estuaries Day Celebration

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

Reece and Beth Nanfito talk to Shawn Carper about some of the creatures that had been brought in from the Bay and put on display inside water-filled tanks.

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Draven Bean, 8, got a hermit crab painted onto his arm during the Local National Estuaries Day Celebration Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

Draven Bean, 8, got a hermit crab painted onto his arm during the Local National Estuaries Day Celebration Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

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High school Mote interns Alisen Burdine, 17, Payton Hensen, 16, Sam Levell, 17, and Jordan Miller, 16, ran a table about spotted eagle rays.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

High school Mote interns Alisen Burdine, 17, Payton Hensen, 16, Sam Levell, 17, and Jordan Miller, 16, ran a table about spotted eagle rays.

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Kate Carver, 6, drew a picture of the ocean with stencils and colored markers.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

Kate Carver, 6, drew a picture of the ocean with stencils and colored markers.

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A hermit crab that was found in the bay was on display in a water tank during the Local National Estuaries Day Celebration Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

A hermit crab that was found in the bay was on display in a water tank during the Local National Estuaries Day Celebration Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

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Kim Maguire does her best to paint a fish onto Dede Jones’ dog, Honey Buns, 7, Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

Kim Maguire does her best to paint a fish onto Dede Jones’ dog, Honey Buns, 7, Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

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Honey Buns, 7, joined in on the face painting fun and got a fish painted on her head.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

Honey Buns, 7, joined in on the face painting fun and got a fish painted on her head.

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Kids and adults could fill out slips of paper with names they thought would be good for rays that were found and studied out in the wild.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

Kids and adults could fill out slips of paper with names they thought would be good for rays that were found and studied out in the wild.

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Many organizations and groups had tables set up with games and activities Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

Many organizations and groups had tables set up with games and activities Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

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Blair, 3, and Reece, 6, Phillips went out with a net to try and find all sorts of different creatures during the Local National Estuaries Day Celebration Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

Blair, 3, and Reece, 6, Phillips went out with a net to try and find all sorts of different creatures during the Local National Estuaries Day Celebration Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

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Sarah and Lucas, 2, Raynor have fun together on their mangrove tour.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

Sarah and Lucas, 2, Raynor have fun together on their mangrove tour.

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Betsy Roberts and Erica Timmerman of the Florida Native Plant Society were giving children little potted Indian Blankets, a favorite flower of many butterflies, at the Local National Estuaries Day Celebration Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

Betsy Roberts and Erica Timmerman of the Florida Native Plant Society were giving children little potted Indian Blankets, a favorite flower of many butterflies, at the Local National Estuaries Day Celebration Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

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Brad Tanner led the “Kayak 101” program as part of the Local National Estuaries Day Celebration Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

Brad Tanner led the “Kayak 101” program as part of the Local National Estuaries Day Celebration Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ken Thompson Park.

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People watched as the Ski-A-Rees performed their show Saturday, Sept. 24.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

People watched as the Ski-A-Rees performed their show Saturday, Sept. 24.

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The Ski-A-Rees did their famous human pyramid to wow the crowd Saturday, Sept. 24.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

The Ski-A-Rees did their famous human pyramid to wow the crowd Saturday, Sept. 24.

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People clapped during the special Ski-A-Rees performance.

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011 |

People clapped during the special Ski-A-Rees performance.

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