On November 19, 2023, public schools in Hawai’i were honored with 10 grants totaling more than $9,300 from the Bayer Fund- Hawaiʻi Science Education Grant. The recipients of these grants included Ewa Makai Middle School, H.P. Baldwin High School, ʻĪao School, ʻIlima Intermediate School, Kaimukī Middle School, Kīhei Charter School, Lahaina Intermediate School, Lahainaluna High School, McKinley High School and others.
The funds awarded are designed to support various STEM-related activities such as a macro propagation project, drone building program, hydroponics project, community garden and the purchase of equipment and supplies for earth science, marine biology, life science and forensic science classes.
The Bayer Fund grant program was established in 2005 with the goal of providing Hawai’i public schools with additional tools and equipment to enhance science education. This initiative also aims to encourage students to consider pursuing a career in the sciences in the future.
The grant program is available twice a year and is open to public schools on the islands of Oʻahu