Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) May 06, 2014
Even with sun, sand, wind, and waves, all family vacations at the beach were not created equal. The best beach vacation locations have all the benefits of paradise plus extra “blue” – planet-friendly activities including sea life centers and interactive marine labs that combine family fun and learning.
Green spots, meaning earth-friendly family vacation ideas, are abundant but what about going blue - with a planet-friendly beach vacation. The bluest family vacations at the beach include experiences at facilities and working labs that share a love of the ocean and enable families to engage in discovering amazing things about life in the sea. These centers and labs have family-friendly programs and activities in place to add extra “blue” to any visit by engaging with the sea and its residents all of which translates to family fun and learning.
“Children learn what they live so it is never too early to share planet-friendly experiences with children enabling them to build their own positive connection with Mother Nature,” according to Nancy Nelson-Duac, Curator of the Good Stuff for theFamilyTravelFiles.com. “World Oceans Day offers everyone the chance to share some blue.”
In 2014 World Oceans Day will be celebrated on June 8th with unique celebrations all over the planet. The good news is that the spirit of WOD continues with many sea life events and programs taking place throughout the summer which means for parents or grandparents it is easy to combine an authentic sea life experiences with a family vacation at the beach.
Six family vacation ideas with very “blue” connections to the sea and of course, the beach have been named theFamilyTravelFiles.com. The remarkable places maintain a dual purpose. Each engages in scientific research and also provides public access often sharing the latest findings with visitors of all ages. At each of the centers or labs it is possible for families to participate in awesome sea life encounters, learn about the ocean, and share very “blue”, planet-friendly experiences.
The best planet-friendly blue spots include: Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward; Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama; MOTE Aquarium and Marine Laboratory in Sarasota; Port Townsend Marine Science Center in Washington; Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz, and South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sealife Center in Port Isabel.
For the full list of family vacation ideas which include a beach go to the Beaches and Water Spots folder featured at theFamilyTravelFiles.com or expand your horizons by browsing the earth-friendly Green Spots folder.
About theFamilyTravelFiles.com. Founded in 1998, theFamilyTravelFiles.com is one of America's top-rated online family travel resources offering more than 1000 pages of timely family vacation ideas. The website features ideas for family vacation experiences which combine family fun and learning. Popular folders include Secret Places, Reunions, Dino Trips, Ren Fests, Green Spots, and Family Adventures.