SAGINAW, MI —– Go Wild! and celebrate Earth Day with Mid Michigan Waste Authority (MMWA) and the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square on Saturday, April 28 from 10 am – 2 pm. This annual Earth Day event at the Children’s Zoo in Saginaw promises a fun-filled, environmentally focused day for kids of all ages. The first 500 people get in free by bringing a recyclable beverage container; otherwise, Zoo admission is $5.00 for all ages.
The eco-experience begins before you even get inside the zoo gates. Unwanted paint can be recycled at a drop-off in the front parking area with Habitat for Humanity ReStore Saginaw. Half full cans of latex and oil-based paint in the original container can be dropped off for reuse by Restore. To recycle those beverage containers from zoo-comers, a Waste Management recycling truck will also be parked at the entrance gate.
Then it’s time to Go Wild! inside the Children’s Zoo, featuring all the regular zoo exhibits and activities, plus face painting, temporary tattoos, games, educational exhibits and trash-to-treasure crafts. Learn from MMWA and a variety of Earth Day Partners about recycling, backyard and worm composting, water protection and more. Winning designs from MMWA’s Recycle for Earth’s Sake children’s poster contest will also be on exhibit.
Kids age 12 and under won’t want to miss the sixth edition of the Recycle-Motion recycled content t-shirt. Various kids’ sizes will be available free, while supplies last. T-shirt give away sponsors are:
- Mid Michigan Waste Authority
- Chase Bank
- Iris Waste Diversion Specialists
- QRP Printing
- RBF CPA’s
- ReCommunity Recycling – Saginaw
- Rifkin Scrap Iron & Metal Co.
- Waste Management
- Word Up Magazine
Get your Wild on with MMWA and a number of other eco-friendly area organizations as they celebrate Earth Day Saturday, April 28. Zoo guests can learn about a variety of eco-education topics, get involved in hands-on activities and take home some great green giveaways. Earth Day Partners include:
- Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square
- Chippewa Nature Center
- Goodwill Industries of Mid Michigan
- Grow Saginaw
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore Saginaw
- MI Dept of Environmental Quality – Bay Region
- Saginaw County Parks and Recreation
- Saginaw County Public Health
- Saginaw Valley Master Gardener Association
- Saginaw Valley Sustainability Society
- Township Times
- Trees for Tri-Cities
- US Environmental Protection Agency
- Waste Management
- YMCA of Saginaw
Additional information is available on the MMWA website at www.recyclemotion.org or by calling 989-781-9555. Mid Michigan Waste Authority is a government entity providing comprehensive residential solid waste services to over 73,000 households in 35 communities across the Saginaw Valley Area.