Students to Benefit from Bayer Grant

November 3, 2020

Washington Pavilion Receives $2,500 for STEM Education Robotics Materials

Sioux Falls, SD – Employees from Bayer CropScience U.S. in Harrisburg, SD recommended the Washington Pavilion to receive a $2,500 grant from Bayer Fund to be used for the purchase of WeDo 2.0 ReadyGo Packs by LEGO® Education.

The LEGO® packs will engage late elementary and middle school students in hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning at the Washington Pavilion, particularly in the areas of robotics, programming and coding.

Washington Pavilion Educators will incorporate the LEGO® packs in a variety of camps and classes. Additionally, the packs will be used in daily programming at the Pavilion's Kirby Science Discovery Center and with school groups who visit the Pavilion's museums.

In 2019, Bayer Fund awarded more than $1.4 million through this program to nonprofit organizations in rural communities to help address essential needs in food and nutrition, STEM education and community development. Nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $7 million through this program over the last five years.

About the Washington Pavilion 
The Washington Pavilion is the region’s home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts and interactive science. The vast array of high quality programming and educational activities available through the Husby Performing Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center, Visual Arts Center and Community Education ensures that people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the Washington Pavilion to inspire, educate, entertain and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here. For information about our programs, please call (605) 367-7397 or visit our website at

About Bayer Fund 
Bayer Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education and community development projects.