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Bayer awards $500,000 for a new STEM children’s exhibit

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Agricultural companies are constantly supporting future generations by creating a passion for learning and agriculture. Bayer has awarded The Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum a $500,000 grant to create the Bayer STEM Pathway, a hands-on, interactive exhibit that will be designed to spark a life-long interest in STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, in the young people who visit the not-for-profit museum.

The Bayer STEM Pathway, scheduled to debut in 2020, will allow visitors to walk through a path that will feature exhibits on various STEM-based career fields as well as current and historical figures who have made significant STEM discoveries.

“We believe the Bayer STEM Pathway will inspire children to see that a wide range of interests and activities can translate into present and future STEM-focused careers,” said Beth Fitzgerald, President of The Magic House. “We’re grateful for Bayer’s continued support of our STEM initiatives. We look forward to offering an innovative learning environment that nurtures the next generation of STEM experts.”

“As adults, our academic and career choices are oftentimes based on experiences we encountered as children. We’re excited and look forward to seeing how the Bayer STEM Pathway will ignite an interest in science, mathematics and technology for those who visit this interactive exhibit,” said Al Mitchell, Vice President of Corporate Engagement for Bayer. “Bayer is committed to supporting organizations like The Magic House that promote STEM-related activities.”

The Bayer STEM Pathway will connect to The Magic House’s recently opened STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Center. The special corridor will allow children and families to remain in a secure and engaging space as they move between wings.

The Magic House is located in the suburban St. Louis community of Kirkwood, Mo. They also have a satellite location in the City of St. Louis. To learn more about The Magic House, visit www.magichouse.org.

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