Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounters is a local program that involves small live animals as a means of education to people of all ages. It’s sole proprietor is Nonie C. Maines, a local educator and animal enthusiast. Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounters has been “EDUTAINING” in this area since 1997 and would like to broaden the opportunities to reach more learners.

I have been asked repeatedly by teachers and parents to attend their class and many of the principals have refused due to some complications with animals in the past. Therefore I would like to receive a blanket approval for all Okaloosa County Schools to be visited by the animals of Nonie’s Ark.