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The Bayer Transportation Scholarship Fund to Allow Hundreds of Children Opportunity to Visit Science Center

August 4, 2016

Generous Transportation Grant to Assist in Science Education Field Trips for Area Youth

The Bayer Transportation Scholarship Fund to Allow Hundreds of Children Opportunity to Visit Science Center

KANSAS CITY, MO. (August 4, 2016) — Bayer recently awarded Kansas City’s Science Center, Science City,  $7,000 to be utilized as a transportation scholarship fund for field trips to the Science Center. Scholarships will be given to select counties in both Missouri and Kansas, with priority given to Title I schools (public, private, parochial or home-based) or those with 50% or more free and/or reduced lunches.  

“Bayer is thrilled to partner with Science City to provide this opportunity for more students to get a glimpse into the exciting world of STEM,” said Lauren Dorsch, Communications Manager at Bayer Animal Health. “Fostering a love for science at an early age is so important. After all, these same children may become the chemists, engineers, veterinarians and scientists who could work at science-based companies like Bayer who develop products that create a better life for people and animals.”

The transportation scholarship fund will assist in making field trips possible for students who may otherwise be unable to experience the 80,000 sqf Science Center that focuses on the wonder of science, technology, engineering and math.

“With the support of local corporate partners such as Bayer, Science City continues to serve as a unique STEM resource to the community, said George Guastello, president and CEO of Union Station. “The Science Center strives to serve as a scientific, educational and cultural resource, dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of science. This scholarship allows us to deliver on our mission of science education while inspiring and engaging students on a daily basis.”

Applications for transportation assistance are now being accepted. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must meet the below requirements.

Application Requirements:

  • Attending students must be enrolled as full-time, 1stthru 6th grade students
  • Students must be enrolled and attending a public, private, parochial or home-based school in the following Kansas and Missouri counties:

Kansas: Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Shawnee and Wyandotte

Missouri: Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Platte and Ray

  • Funds must be used for visits to Science City only
  • Priority will be given to Title I Schools or those with 50% or more free/reduced lunches
  • Field trips must be fulfilled by Friday, December 16
  • Field trips must be booked with Union Station at least 3 weeks prior to date of visit
  • Post-visit survey must be completed before reimbursements will be approved

Educators are encouraged to apply early. The deadline for fall field trip scholarships is September 30, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. Schools being awarded a scholarship will be notified by October 7, 2016. Visit dates for Fall field trips must be agreed upon by Science City and participating schools, and these dates will be selected based upon availability.

For more information about Science City or the Bayer Transportation Scholarship Fund, visit sciencecity.com. To apply for the scholarship visit: http://www.unionstation.org/sciencecity/bayer-transportation-scholarship-fund

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About Science City, Kansas City’s Science Center

Kansas City’s Science Center, Science City, is THE place for inquisitive young minds to create, explore, and experiment with the BIG world of science through hands-on learning and non-stop fun.  Internationally awarded for “Visitor Experience” and named one of the country’s TOP 25 science centers, Science City annually educates and entertains hundreds of thousands of science-thirsty children of all ages.

Centrally located in the heart of Kansas City and part of the historic and acclaimed Union Station complex, Science City boasts hundreds of interactive displays covering more than 80,000 sqf.  Over 50% of the inspiring space has been completely reimagined and transformed in the last three years alone, with much more to come.  In 2017, Science City will – for the first time – expand outdoors and feature the latest creations from the Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains competition. 

Continually evolving and always inventing new ways to make science meaningful and fun, Science City has become THE regional destination for families, groups, special events and even “Science City On The Road” outreach.  Union Station Members enjoy Science City visits free of charge.  To learn more, please visit ScienceCity.com.