Global Family Travels invites you on a week-long, customizable adventure a to visit Seattle and build your itinerary with a couple of community day tours in Seattle, and then based on your interests in outdoor activities, you can add on a visit to discover the San Juan Islands and our region's national parks, such as Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens.
Global Family Travels' Seattle Community Day Tours and Pacific Northwest Regenerative Adventures unite our Learn, Serve & Immerse travel pillars to offer impactful, community-focused outings to learn about this beautiful region’s diverse communities, natural surroundings and history in fun and engaging ways. These adventures are offered in partnership with non-profits in Greater Seattle that address local social and environmental issues, and support local communities and businesses. These community adventures can also be offered as Team Building Experiences or educational outings for schools.
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This adventure is part of our Seattle Community Tours & Team Building Experiences. Learn more about Global Family Travels here.
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Global Family Travels
Global Family Travels’ vision is to unite humanity and inspire travelers to take responsibility for the challenges and opportunities facing our increasingly interconnected planet. Our mission is to Learn, Serve and Immerse, using travel as a means to build cultural bridges and to foster global citizens. Using tourism to help solve community challenges, we organize sustainable travel opportunities in partnership with local and global non-profit organizations and support many United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
This tour is one of our Seattle Community Tours & Team Building Experiences. Through partnerships with many Seattle-area non-profit organizations that address community and environmental challenges, our one-day educational adventures in Seattle are designed to create meaningful connections that support Destination Stewardship, including the preservation of diverse and native cultures, conservation, education, and economic growth of Greater Seattle.
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At Global Family Travels, we believe the most powerful way to learn is through hands-on community-based travel experiences. We let the destination and its people be your teachers, and supplement experiences with reading lists, informal discussions, and a pre-trip orientation to better equip participants with the practical information needed to understand the culture, history, and community challenges of our host destination.
This community-based experience around Lake Union provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the history of Lake Union while having fun and contributing to improving the parks around the lake. Learning themes unique to our Lake Union Scavenger Hunt includes:
- The history of Seattle’s Lake Union and its people, from the Duwamish Tribe to early settlers, and modern day happenings.
- How Labor and Industry shaped Lake Union, including how the demand for natural resources, namely timber and coal, brought changes to the shores of this important lake.
- Boating History: From native American canoes to elaborate yachts, thousands of boats have come to life on Lake Union over the centuries. Today the lake is home to several ship repair yards and one of the world’s leading centers for traditional boat building, which you will learn about first-hand at the Center for Wooden Boats.
- Gasworks Park History: This park’s gritty industrial past mirrors the history of Lake Union and how one man fought the odds to turn it into one of the most unusual parks in the world.
- If you choose to volunteer, learn from Green Seattle Partnership about the challenges our city’s forested parklands face, or what monumental effort is going on to restore them
- Lake Union’s House Boats: Where European settlers used lived when working on the shore to quaint houses where Seattleites reside, these house boats have huge historical significance to the lake.
Volunteering with Green Seattle Partnership at one of the parks around the lake is a great way to give back to your community, get outside, and improve the health of a local park around this beautiful lake!
Siebel Sailors - The Center for Wooden Boats is home to the Seattle Chapter Siebel Sailors Youth Program, which helps complete CWB's sailing programs by focusing on getting youth between the ages of 11 and 14 on the water and at the helm. The Siebel Sailors Program goal is to increase opportunity by promoting diversity in sailing.
CWB Youth Programs: There is also a multitude of youth programs offered by the CWB which you can get involved in! The CWB offers programs such as toy boat building and field trips, boatbuilding and sailing, development and service learning, woodworking 101, intro to racing, the science of sailing and much more! To help out, you can look into volunteering here.
Immerse on Seattle’s colorful Lake Union as you spend a day discovering the history of the lake and in its surrounding communities. Like a true Seattleite, you will enjoy recreational activities, such as biking and boating, while supporting the environment and local businesses.
Photo credit: Sam Westover, Sanderling Photography
Seattle, WA, USA