Fun with Science
As a science and research-based global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition, Bayer places tremendous emphasis on supporting science education through initiatives for school children and scholarship programs. Bayer’s Making Science Make Sense (MSMS) program aims to inculcate the love for science among school children to increase their curiosity, creativity, and critical-thinking skills.
Making Science Make Sense
Bayer’s Making Science Make Sense® is a company-wide initiative that aims to advance science literacy through hands-on, inquiry-based science learning, employee volunteerism and public education. The program provides school students with an insight into everyday natural science phenomena with the help of all kinds of fascinating experiments.
As a Life Science company, Bayer has its foundation in science and innovation. This gives Bayer a unique understanding of the integral role science plays in everyday life. Bayer and its MSMS partners are dedicated to changing the way science is taught and learned both in and out of the classroom. At Bayer, it's about making science more accessible and less intimidating – to kids and adults.
The recipe for the success of “Making Science Make Sense” is as simple as it is effective: Bayer employees take time out to visit schools, armed with hands-on science such as experiments that school children can try out themselves and understand the science behind them.
Together with a knowledge partner, the company has designed the program in a specific way that includes live demonstrations, experiments, audio-visual tools and interactive sessions to enhance the learning experience and make sure that science is taught in a way that's enjoyable and fun. MSMS is conducted for children from Class V & VI (age 10 & 11), as it is in these years that science is introduced in schools as a full-fledged subject.
In 2019, the program was conducted in Himatnagar and Vapi, Gujarat and covered over 1300 students.
In India, the Making Science Make Sense program has been able to inspire a large number of students and inculcate in them the love for science. Over 75,000 students have already benefited from the program since 2007, across the country in cities like Mumbai, Ankleshwar, Greater Noida, Vapi and Himatnagar.
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Corporate Societal Engagement Compendium (2019-21)