Friday, June 1, 2012

Making Science Make Sense® With Hands-On Fun

Bayer CropScience Helps Triangle Area Science Teachers Cultivate Love of Learning In Elementary School Students

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (June 1, 2012) – Green thumbs and a lifelong love of learning are just a few of the fruits Bayer CropScience hopes to cultivate in young children in the Triangle area of North Carolina this year. Through its Making Science Make Sense® workshop, the company hopes to help elementary school science teachers feed the hungry minds of students with fun, hands-on science experiments. On Thursday, June 28, the Making Science Make Sense® workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bayer CropScience Innovation Center at 3500 Paramount Parkway in Morrisville, N.C.

Open to all Triangle third through fifth grade science teachers, the workshop will cover three of Bayer CropScience’s specially-designed Making Science Make Sense® experiments that participants can take back to their classrooms. Teachers will also pool their innovative science experiment ideas with one another to help students cultivate ideas and answers to the complex questions posed by the natural and agricultural worlds.  

“At Bayer CropScience, we are committed not only to Making Science Make Sense®, but also to making it fun and engaging at the same time,” said Adrian Percy, VP and Head of Development North America. “Teachers will be able to grow the scientists of tomorrow by creating a better educational environment today.”

Making Science Make Sense® provides continuing education credit to attendees, who will experience an interactive tour of the Innovation Center. Bayer CropScience has contributed $1,000 toward the cost of DNA kits to be used during the workshop. A maximum of 30 teachers will be accepted into the program.

Making Science Make Sense With Hands-On Fun
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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 7.255 billion (2011), 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 21,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com

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