Bayer CropScience Releases Podcast on Making Science Make Sense Program

Crop Science Company Podcasts About Science Literacy Program

Research Triangle Park, NC, December 18, 2010 --( Bayer CropScience (, one of the world’s top innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits, has announced the release of a podcast discussing their national award-winning program, Making Science Make Sense (MSMS), that advances science literacy through hands-on, inquiry-based science learning, employee volunteerism and public education. In the podcast, Bayer CropScience employees and MSMS volunteers Bruce Young and Pam Stewart discuss how the company is serving the Triangle community and schools with the program. The podcast is available for download at

In November Bayer CropScience celebrated the 15th anniversary of the program. MSMS worked with approximately 1,200 students in 2010 alone with the help of 30 core volunteers from the company. Bayer CropScience works with the Durham Performance Learning Center (DPLC) to develop science curriculums and teach hands-on labs, and its employees teach classes at Passage Home summer camp program at the Raleigh Safety & Community Club.

The MSMS volunteers work with Bayer partner schools and school districts to introduce students and teachers to scientific experimentation and discovery in and outside classrooms. MSMS has introduced tens of thousands of primary and secondary school students to National Science Education Standards established by the National Research Council.

“At Bayer CropScience, we have a strong commitment to improving science education and ensuring that all individuals are literate about the subject,” said Adrian Percy, vice president, development and market support at Bayer CropScience. “The Making Science Makes Sense program provides local teachers with ongoing professional development and their students with an engaging curriculum that makes learning science fun.”

New Media Content:
Video of Bruce Young discussing MSMS Passage Home event

- MSMS is one of Bayer’s 300 worldwide corporate responsibility programs.

- To learn more about the Making Science Make Sense program, visit

- For more information about Passage Home, visit

- For more information about the Durham Performance Learning Center, visit

About Bayer CropScience:
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.5 billion (2009), 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 18,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:

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