Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bayer CropScience Brings Science Education to Illinois Sixth Graders

Company employees teach Making Science Make Sense in Springfield school

Research Triangle Park, N.C., Aug. 30, 2011 – Today Springfield students learned that science in the classroom has real-life applications that can lead to a career. Bayer CropScience employees visited Lincoln Magnet School in Springfield, Ill., on Monday, Aug. 29, and worked with the students through the company’s national award-winning Making Science Make Sense® educational program.

Split into four sessions, more than 100 sixth graders conducted science experiments that show the importance (and fun) of science, as well as its career applications. These students join thousands of others who have participated in Making Science Make Sense.

“Through our various education initiatives, we work to inspire and train the next generation of scientists and agriculturalists,” says Jim Blome, CEO of Bayer CropScience North America. “In communities where we do business, like Springfield, being an active partner in improving science education is important. Supplementing a school’s regular science curriculum with Making Science Make Sense helps students understand the career opportunities that exist in science fields.”

Making Science Make Sense is a company-wide initiative started more than 10 years ago to bring hands-on science experiments to schools. Bayer employees volunteer regularly in schools in Raleigh, N.C.; Kansas City, Mo.; Muskegon, Mich., and Institute, W.V.

Students and adults alike can see how science has influenced agricultural innovations at the 2011 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., this Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 30-Sept.1.

For more information on Making Science Make Sense, go to http://www.bayerus.com/MSMS/MSMS_Home.aspx.

For more information on Bayer CropScience at Farm Progress Show, go to http://mwne.ws/ofUdlR.

To view photos from the event click here.

About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 6.83 billion (2010), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of 20,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

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Contact:

Pete Sherman, Lincoln Magnet School
(217) 525-3006
psherman@sps186.org

Sarah Kolell, AdFarm
(913) 424-6845
sarah.kolell@adfarmonline.com

Find more information at www.bayercropscience.us or call the media hotline at (877) 879-6162.

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