YIA promotes youth leadership to its highest level and asks youth to make a difference in the lives of others.
YIA maintains and supports quality programs for students in grades 9-12. We promote positive youth development and public service values, and encourage St. Louis County youth to become young leaders who are better engaged with their communities. At the same time, we work to bring positive changes to Minnesota through partnerships with area businesses, organizations and elected officials.
In 2018 the University of Minnesota released a study finding that drinking water throughout the Great Lakes is polluted with high levels of microplastics. Microplastics are caused by the breakdown of larger plastic pieces from the sun, wind or water into small fragments less than five millimeters in size.
On Saturday, May 4, 2019 the Lake Superior Zoo will team up with families in Duluth, MN to help keep microplastics out of our waterways during an event called Party for the Planet: Spring Into Action:
4:30 pm Event registration
5:00 pm clean-up begins in Fairmont Park and surrounding trails
6:30 pm Free dinner for clean-up participants in our pavilion
7:00 pm Party for the planet begins – Free party admission for clean-up participants
7:15 pm- Animal Presentation in Onsgard
7:45 pm- Animal Presentation in Onsgard
8:15 pm- Animal Presentation in Onsgard
8:30 pm- Fire Dancers
9pm- Party Concludes
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