5 Million Steps Challenge for The Flying Seagull Project

Staff from science made simple, The Institute of Physics Wales, and Las Cumbres Observatory are teaming up to walk 5 million steps between Friday 15th September and Saturday 14th October.

This challenge will raise money for The Flying Seagull Project.

If you would like to sponsor us and our 5 million steps please donate here.

5 million step challengescience made simple is a social enterprise that brings exciting science, technology, engineering, and maths shows to schools and public events across the UK and the World. We aim to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, as well as making science part of popular culture and an activity for everyone to enjoy. We perform to all ages and nothing is better than seeing the looks of joy and amazement on a child’s face when they have learned something new about the world around them.

We are based in Cardiff University’s Physics Department along with The Institute of Physics Wales and the global educational hub for Las Cumbres Observatory. As we all share an office we decided to team up and raise as much money as possible for a charitable cause. We are all organisations that share a passion for STEM outreach, aiming to educate and inspire.

Pen Y Fan, the location of our final walk (By Dave Dunford, Public Domain)

The Flying Seagull Project work across the world bringing smiles to those in need, from children in hospitals to children in refugee camps. Children are natural scientists, they are curious about the world around them, they want to learn and have fun. We feel the work the Flying Seagull Project does is truly admirable and we want to raise money to support their projects.

The challenge will see us attempting to walk 5 million steps in one month, which is around 10,000 steps a day for each of the people taking part. Our walking challenge will finish with a fancy dress hike up Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, on Saturday 14th October. Our team in the north will walk an even higher mountain, Snowdon, the tallest peak in Wales! We hope our costumes and some science busking along the way will bring smiles and laughter to the other walkers.

If you would like to make a donation please visit our JustGiving page.


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