In 2015, Bayer’s Making Science Make Sense initiative marked its 20th anniversary. This important milestone offers an opportunity to look back at the program’s major accomplishments, while setting new goals for the future.
For more than 20 years, Making Science Make Sense has built a legacy of elevating science literacy across the U.S. One of the initiative’s most notable accomplishments has been spearheading elementary school science education reform in seven communities by creating new models that fundamentally change how science is taught. Since 1995, Bayer has also helped advance science learning nationwide for tens of thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of students through a combination of strategic partnerships and employee volunteerism. Lastly, 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.
Bayer has set its sights on a new goal to continue to spark children’s scientific imaginations. In 2015, Bayer launched a five-year commitment to provide 1 million hands-on science learning experiences for students by 2020. Through this ongoing commitment, Bayer hopes to continue to inspire the next generation of innovators and support science literacy across the country.