WE WANT KIDS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE OUTDOORS
We want to encourage parents to help kids fall in love with nature through direct experiences. They just need to notice what’s around them, even if they live in a city. Too often these days, we walk right past amazing natural events. It could be a butterfly on a branch, a crab on a beach, it could be a beautiful evening sky. It turns out just taking a kid for a walk around the block … or to a beach…can be a powerful experience.
When it comes to the natural world, love and wonder should go hand in hand and if we want our children to connect with it, they need to have the chance to be captivated by it.
How then will our children care about the natural world let alone live sustainably and take care of if they don’t spend any time outside? Tech also doesn’t have to be the enemy. Instead, use it as a tool to enhance their awe,
Inside the Eco Marine Tent, we want kids to “get outside” and let them connect deeply. It is one of the greatest gifts we can ever give them, and we promise you, they will have a lot of fun along the way.
Collect your cutting of the wonder plant - Spekboom - and help to ensure greener tourism for ourselves and our whales
The humble Spekboom has carbon-offsetting properties and can sequester more than 4 tons of carbon dioxide per year per hectare planted, making it more effective than the Amazon rain forest at removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
The Hermanus Whale Festival is pledging support to a greener environment by endorsing this SATSA (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association) and South African Tourism (SA Tourism) carbon offsetting initiative to create awareness about the need to reduce the tourism industry’s carbon footprint.
To create awareness about the Spekboom initiative, Botsoc and SANBI will hand out a 1000 cuttings of this indigenous succulent to Eco-Marine Tent visitors in an effort to create awareness of the part we all have to play in the reducing of carbon emissions.
The Spekboom initiative is an indication of the Hermanus Whale Festival’s commitment to ensure a sustainable tourism industry.
We hope this initiative will plant the seed on how South African tourism businesses can get practically involved in their own carbon-offset programmes.
Read more about this initiative here: