To celebrate Earth Day, Alcatraz Cruises, official concessioner of The National Park Service, providing ticketing and transportation to Alcatraz Island, and Respect Our Planet will present a full day of free, family-friendly activities on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Partnering with local environmental companies, Alcatraz Cruises’ Earth Day festivities are free and open to the public and will take place at Pier 33/Alcatraz Landing in San Francisco. Activities, interactive stations and partners will include:
 Nature Learning Stations and Discovery Labs – with live animals, amphibians, tree frogs, bats and insects, visitors will learn about habitats, environments, rescue and preservation.
 Discover the Bay — On display will be “Our Changing Oceans,” where participants will learn about renewable energy through solar powered toys, explore ocean acidification by blowing bubbles in water and measuring the pH, learn about aquatic animals with artifacts and mobile touch tank that features live aquatic invertebrates.
 Arts & Crafts — educational and creative green art station for children to create their own sea life out of recycled & reused materials to paste onto our eco-artwall.
 Gifts and Giveaways — enter to win drawings for children and a spinning wheel for chances to win additional prizes.
 Other Activities — Music, face painters and other entertainment.
 And appearances from the following partners – Alcatraz Gardens; Hostelling International USA; NorCal Bat Rescue & Education; – Insect Discovery Lab; Tree Frog Treks; Aquarium of the Bay; KOIT Radio; National Park Service; Golden Gate National Park Conservancy; and the International Indian Treaty Council.
In addition to the aforementioned activities, Alcatraz Cruises is partnering with Telelgraph Hill Neighborhood Center ( to introduce the members, ranging from infants to seniors, to the National Park Service and its Centennial celebration. TelHi members recently took part in a field trip to Alcatraz Island and have since created a collection of stories and visuals about the National Parks for a commemorative centennial book that will be on display during the April 23 Earth Day festivities.
On Earth Day and every day, Alcatraz Cruises actively promotes sustainability efforts in San Francisco and throughout the maritime industry. Alcatraz Cruises was the first to run hybrid ferry service in the country and the first passenger vessel company to consistently reach recycling diversion rates of 94%-96% consistently for the third year in a row. This is an average of 95% landfill diversion as verified by audits. Additionally, Alcatraz Cruises is certified by several national agencies because the company has always and continues to perform at the highest levels for health and safety, quality and the environment.
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