Henkel Researchers’ World (known as “Forscherwelt” in German) is an international education initiative that focuses on sparking curiosity in children ages 8 – 10. The program teaches students how to apply scientific methods to everyday life, with an enriching curriculum including critical testing, analysis, interpretation of data and creativity. In support of building thriving communities, Henkel Researchers’ World is designed to help fill an important need to make STEM education accessible to all children.
Welcome to Researchers’ World
Lessons are based on research areas that Henkel is active in, such as gluing, washing, personal care and sustainability – teaching children about saving energy, recycling paper, using renewable raw materials and general health.
Henkel Researchers’ World at Mill River Park
Henkel North America introduced Researchers' World in partnership with Mill River Park Collaborative in Stamford, CT. Mill River Park proved the perfect partner to bring the vision behind Researchers’ World to life. Located just blocks from the headquarters for Henkel’s Laundry and Beauty Businesses in North America — the nonprofit brings expertise in environmental stewardship and education, along with 30 acres of reclaimed green space and a thriving natural ecosystem.
Researchers’ World at Mill River Park offers STEM education lessons for elementary school children. The program engages youth with hands-on interactive experiments created to inspire curiosity in science.
The program launched in 2021 with free digital online lessons and one-day thematic workshops. In 2022, we continued to grow the program with the launch of a dedicated Henkel Researchers’ World classroom within Mill River Park’s newly opened state-of-the art environmental education center that features science lab equipment and workstations to conduct half-day and full-day workshops for elementary-school aged children. As an extension of the classroom, a Henkel Researchers’ World Discovery Cart is available on weekends throughout Mill River Park to provide 20-minute pop-up lessons and spark children’s curiosity to learn more about being a researcher.
Social media and press releases
Henkel Supports Teachers and Students on National STEM Day
Henkel, a leading manufacturer of well-known consumer and industrial brands, such as Dial® soap, Schwarzkopf® hair care, all® laundry detergent, and Loctite®, Technomelt® and Bonderite® adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings, will celebrate National STEM Day with an expansion of its Henkel Researchers’ World program at select Henkel sites in North America. The company will be hosting two Henkel Researchers’ World events for elementary school children in New Jersey and California who are family members of Henkel employees, as well as donating $10,000 to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in local public schools.