Henkel has launched Researchers’ World, an educational initiative designed to introduce children to the world of science. The content is specifically tailored to children ages 8 to 12 and takes a holistic approach towards teaching and learning by putting children into the role and workplace of an actual researcher.
“Henkel is delighted to bring this program to North America and help fill an important need to make STEM education accessible to all children,” said Nicolas Krauss, global head of Industrials & Electronics and Regional Head of Adhesive Technologies Americas, and co-executive sponsor of Henkel Researchers’ World in North America.
Conducted in partnership with Mill River Park Collaborative and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Researchers’ World at Mill River Park in Stamford offers free workshops, introducing students to the concepts of sustainability, consumption, recycling, materials science and more.
The program launch follows a successful virtual pilot program conducted over the past year with Stamford-area students.
Mill River Park Collaborative is a nonprofit organization with over 30 acres of reclaimed green space and a thriving natural ecosystem.
“We are thrilled to partner with Henkel to launch this significant educational initiative,” said Mill River Park Collaborative Chairman Arthur Selkowitz. “It’s inspiring to watch these emerging scientists get excited and see their eyes light up as they learn about topics like recycling, green energy and climate change.”
Since its inauguration at Henkel’s Düsseldorf headquarters in April 2011, more than 62,000 children worldwide have taken part in Henkel Researchers’ World programs.
Attending a June 18 event announcing the initiative were Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Connecticut) and Stamford Mayor David Martin.