On November 19th, 2023 at 5:00 PM HST, Hawaiʻi public schools were the recipients of 10 grants totaling over $9,300 from the Bayer Fund- Hawaiʻi Science Education Grant. Recipients included Ewa Makai Middle School, H.P. Baldwin High School, ʻĪao School, ʻIlima Intermediate School, ʻIlima Intermediate School, Kaimukī Middle School, Kīhei Charter School, Lahaina Intermediate School, Lahainaluna High School, and McKinley High School.
The funds granted are meant to support various STEM-related activities such as a macro propagation project, a drone building program, a hydroponics project, a community garden, as well as equipment and supplies for earth science, marine biology, life science, and forensic science classes.
Established in 2005, the Bayer Fund grant program aims to provide Hawaiʻi public schools with the necessary tools, supplies, and equipment to improve science education and inspire students to consider a future career in the sciences.
This grant program is available twice a year and is open to public schools on the islands of Oʻahu, Maui, and Molokaʻi, where Bayer employees live and work. Public schools serving students in intermediate grades through college for educational purposes related to science are eligible to apply. Applications for the next funding period in 2024 are available for download at www.bayer.com/en/us/education.