Bayer has a strong stake in helping to improve science education and to ensure that all individuals are scientifically literate. Bayer demonstrates this commitment with its national award-winning Making Science Make Sense® program, a company-wide initiative that advances science literacy across the United States through hands-on, inquiry-based science learning, employee volunteerism and public education.
Making Science Make Sense was born more than 40 years ago, when Bayer volunteers began helping teachers teach and students learn science the way scientists do – by doing it. Today, in Bayer site communities across the country, more than 1,000 volunteers work to foster science literacy and ignite student interest in science.
Making Science Make Sense has been honored with numerous awards, including two presidential accolades – The Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership and The President’s Service Award – and the National Science Board’s Public Service Award.
Bayer CropScience employees volunteer in schools in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Kansas City, Mo.; Muskegon, Mich. and Institute, W.V. The Bayer CropScience Making Science Make Sense volunteer team reaches approximately 3,000 students each year through hands-on learning demonstrations and volunteer efforts.