Bayer CropScience Engages Triangle Teachers With Making Science Make Sense

Bayer CropScience Engages Triangle Teachers With Making Science Make Sense

One-Day Workshop Helps Educators Enhance Experiential Science Learning Through
Hands-On Experiments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB -
Bayer CropScience helped Triangle teachers cultivate experiential learning
opportunities through its recent Making Science Make Sense® workshop, held at
the company's training and development center in Clayton, N.C. The
11,000-square-foot facility, situated on 281 acres of land, hosted nearly 30
third- through fifth-grade educators from Durham, Johnston, Wake and other
surrounding counties.

During the Making Science Make Sense workshop, teachers learned about
apiculture (beekeeping) and the importance of honey bee health to crop
pollination, as well as participated in a variety of hands-on experiments
designed by Bayer CropScience scientists. These experiments included soil
identification, isolation of DNA from bananas and strawberries, and
demonstrations of the water cycle and density. These projects provided
teachers with ideas and activities to put into action in their classrooms.

"Bayer CropScience has been committed to STEM education and cultivating a love
of science learning in students for more than 15 years now," said Jim Blome,
president and CEO of Bayer CropScience LP. "Through Making Science Make Sense,
we want to create opportunities for elementary school students to gain
hands-on experience with science , as they will be the future scientists and
researchers helping create a better tomorrow for people around the world. This
starts, of course, with investing in the teachers who will pass on their
science knowledge to their students."

Additionally, local teachers took an interactive tour of the Clayton facility,
learned about Bayer CropScience's sustainability efforts, field crop and turf
cultivation, and received a behind-the-scenes tour of an on-site ornamental
nursery and insect laboratory. Scientists showed attendees how to use
household items to demonstrate basic science principles to students during a
"Magic of Science Show." Teachers received the option of earning continuing
education (CE) credits through their participation in Making Science Make
Sense.

"Science is an integral part of our everyday lives, and we want to help
teachers show their students that science learning is not only fun, but can
also open up doors to endless educational and career possibilities for bright
young minds," said Dick Rogers, an apiologist and entomologist for Bayer
CropScience and part of the Making Science Make Sense program. "Whether
students are learning about honey bees, where their food comes from, or how to
conduct their own experiments, we want them to know that they too can become
scientists and gain a greater understanding of the world around them. Bayer
CropScience's Making Science Make Sense program does just that."

For more information on Making Science Make Sense, visit
http://www.bayerus.com/MSMS/MSMS_Home.aspx or
http://www.bayercropscience.us/our-commitment/making-science-make-sense.

For more information on Bayer CropScience, visit
http://www.bayercropscience.us or check out the newly launched Bayer
CropScience social media hub, connect.bayercropscience.us.

About Bayer CropScience

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health
care, agriculture and high-tech materials. This year the company is
celebrating 150 years of Bayer – consistent with its mission of "Bayer:
Science For A Better Life." Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG
responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,383
million (2012) and is one of the world's leading innovative crop science
companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest
control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high
value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and
biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern,
sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer
CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests
from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global
workforce of 20,800 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and
further news is available at: press.bayercropscience.com.

Contact:

Media can utilize the hotline at 1-866-99-BAYER, or contact

Becca Hogan
External Communications Manager
Bayer CropScience
Tel: (919) 549-2998
Email: becca(dot)hogan(at)bayer(dot)com
Twitter: @bayer4cropus
#bayer150

Jennifer Fair
MMI Public Relations
Tel: (919) 233-6600
Email: jennifer(at)mmipublicrelations(dot)com
(USA-BCS-2013-0168)

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