Education

In order to overcome the global challenges we face, environmental education and awareness is essential. The more we learn about environmental issues and how our choices and behaviors affect environmental health, the better equipped we are to make environmentally responsible decisions. At Hornblower, we help support environmental awareness every day by putting environmental issues front and center, providing education and sharing resources and knowledge with our communities and each one of our guests and crew.

Educate our community

At Hornblower San Diego, we aim to educate our visitors and community about local environmental projects. Our Green Harbor Tours in San Diego teach passenger’s about the Port of San Diego’s environmental efforts as well as promoting top attractions on the Bay.

At Alcatraz Cruises, we promote environmental awareness and encourage others to “buy green” by taking an active role in our community. Our Environmental Days program in San Francisco invites local green businesses to spend a day with us at Alcatraz Landing to showcase and promote their eco-friendly goods and services to visitors. Through our community involvement, Hornblower helps everyday people make everyday green decisions.

Educate our children

Respect Our Planet offers Educational Bay Cruises to school groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. These cruises are designed to showcase the unique environment of the bay and wetlands, encourage the conservation of natural resources and teach the importance of boat safety.

For more information on our Educational Bay Cruises or Environmental Days please email getinvolved@respectourplanet.com.

Hornblower also provides online tools to help teach and inspire children to become environmental stewards and advocates. In addition to the discussions we host in various online forums, here are some of our other favorite online resources to help kids discover, learn and connect on environmental issues:

The Green Squad: This NRDC website shows how to identify and solve environmental problems. Explore a colorful virtual school, room by room and use the mouse to locate potential hazards. This site offers a wide range of fact sheets and other environmental resources.

EPA Student Center: This site offers information on a wide range of environmental issues and also includes a section on environmental careers. Click “Fun Activities” to play environmental games.

EekoWorld: A new PBS website teaches kids ages 6 to 9 about how they can help take care of the earth. Animated characters use games and activities to present facts about ecosystems and pollution. Children can build their own “EekoCreature” and help guide it to overcome environmental problems.

Kids Saving Energy: This site, published by the US Department of Energy, features games, tips, and other information to help kids learn how to save energy.