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Bayer Sponsors Youth Programs in Washington, D.C., Celebrating World Environment Day


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U.S. Astronaut Leads High School Students in Interactive Sustainability Workshop

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PR Newswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, Bayer has teamed up with the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America (UNEP RONA) to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) by sponsoring a series of youth-oriented environmental education programs in Washington, the 2012 WED host city in North America.  

More than 60 students from Woodrow Wilson High School will participate in 'Green Living, Green Working,' a half-day, hands-on interactive workshop that will identify and address key regional 'green'  issues related to health, energy, recreation, education, economy and biodiversity.

The Bayer-sponsored program taking place at Woodrow Wilson High School includes an astronaut-led interactive workshop for high schoolers, a Bayer USA Foundation grant, and a Making Science Make Sense® booth at the WED Fair and Environmental Expo. Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the nation's first African-American female astronaut, science literacy advocate and environmental studies professor will lead the workshops.

The workshop will culminate in a series of presentations by the students to an audience of government, business and community leaders.

WHEN: Monday, June 4
9:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Woodrow Wilson High School
3950 Chesapeake Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

WHO: Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the nation's first African-American female astronaut
Ms. Elisabeth Guilbaud-Cox, Deputy Director of UNEP RONA
Ms. Valerie Patrick, Sustainability Coordinator at Bayer Corporation
Mr. Pete Cahall, Principal at Woodrow Wilson High School
Over 60 students from Woodrow Wilson High School             
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