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Making Science Make Sense (MSMS) is an award-winning initiative brought to you by Bayer. MSMS brings the joy of science literacy to students across the United States by making available hands-on science initiatives. Now celebrating their 20th anniversary they have the chance to look back on all the program’s amazing accomplishments and set new goals for the future.
Bayer has announced an exciting five year commitment with their Making Science Make Sense program, to provide access to one million hands-on science learning experiences for kids by 2020 and it begins with ME and YOU and the “Tk U” campaign which of course stands for a big amazing THANK YOU to the mentors in our lives that have encouraged the love and learning of science.
My son and I have many amazing people to thank for our love of science and even with him only turning 2 soon, he is fostering a love for “experimenting” hands on. I Thank my Dad for trips as a child to MOSI in Tampa, NASA, and pushing me to continue to investigate things that I question, because science normally has the answers I may need. I’m not sure how much freeze dried ice cream I ate as a child but it was probably a lot!
To my Mom’s friend who taught me the chemical balance of a pool. Let me tell you, maintaining a pool can be a love hate relationship. In under an hour with a demonstration and a few questions I realized how easy and cost efficient the maintenance could be if I just learned the science behind the chemicals!
To Davin’s “Auntie” who now works for MOSI in Tampa, she has made sure we have passes to take him so he can get hands on at an early age and show his inquisitive side and see cause and effect with their toddler sections. To see the wonder and amazement in a child’s eyes when they learn is one of the most priceless moments a parent can get thanks to science! So to everyone who brings science in to our lives, THANK YOU!
From September 9 until November 25, Bayer is asking people of all ages to share a “thank you” at SayTkU.com or via social media using the hashtag #SayTkU to give a loving shout out to someone who has inspired your scientific imagination and helped it make sense in your life.
For each “thank you” message shared, Bayer will provide free admission to a STEM venue for a child (up to 25,000 admissions!) Offering these rich experiences which may include day-long adventures at a local science museum or other venue of scientific discovery, are not mean not meant to just educate, but to also inspired the exploration of science and discover how it is all around us.
When: September 9- November 25 2015
What: Hashtag #SayTkU or visit SayTkU.com to learn more
Why: Every child deserves to learn how cool science is!
Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.