Bonifacio Global City hosts National Geaographic’s Earth Day Run 2011
INQUIRER.net / 12:20 PM May 14, 2011
MANILA, Philippines – The Bonifacio Global City (BGC) committed to doing to its share in protecting the environment, continues to support projects and institutions that advocate education about planet earth, like the National Geographic and The Mind Museum.
Known as the preferred venue for city running, BGC hosted recently National Geographic’s Earth Day Run 2011. The Run was held in part to support The Mind Museum, the country’s first world-class science museum. Almost 10,400 runners participated, which was more than double the number of participants last year.
Fifty-four runners joined the group of pioneering individual donors as they donated to The Mind Museum’s “Light-a-Star” project. For as little as P1,000.00, the runner gets to have a star named after him or her at The Mind Museum’s virtual exhibit (www.themindmuseum.org). A P10,000.00 to P15,000.00 donation affords the runner a galaxy. All donors will also be recognized at the museum’s donors’ markers for 10 years when it finally opens in December this year. The runner-donors will also receive a Donor’s Certificate, a sponsorship badge and an exclusive National Geographic and The Mind Museum runner’s bandana.
Opportunity for individuals to make a mark at The Mind Museum and help move it to completion is still available at its website.
As a learning facility with over 200 interactive exhibits, the museum is expected to fascinate and inspire people especially the young generation to take up careers in science.
The Mind Museum’s managing director Manny Blas quoted an economic research which showed that a country’s level of science and technology is directly correlated to a country’s level of economic growth.
The Mind Museum is a unique landmark located right at the heart of BGC, in the super-prime 12,000-sqm site of J.Y. Campos Park. Its space-age architectural design will in time heighten the chic and vibrant landscape of Bonifacio High Street.
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