The Mars Planet Foundation is a local, nonprofit organization that began in 2009 with the goal of developing and promoting educational programs in the Mars Area School District. Since that time, this foundation has supported endeavors in project based learning activities, STEM activities, recognition of outstanding students, and many other programs in our district. The foundation has created a bridge between community businesses, teachers, and students, encouraging innovative programming and opportunities.
To bolster funding, the Mars Planet Foundation is sponsoring the “Walk Around Mars” event. This virtual walk will be held from March 29 through May 10. The goal is for at least 500 people to walk 26.2 miles within the timeframe of the event. These combined steps would roughly equal the distance around the planet Mars. Participants will receive a t-shirt and a Martian swag bag. The event is open to individuals and to teams of walkers.
Please check out https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/WalkAroundMars for all the registration and event information. Find some teammates and your pedometer, lace up those shoes, and walk around Mars to help our students and teachers!