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. We have exciting plans for expansion during 2022 – from 20-minute “pop-up” experiments to half-day and full-day workshops, we are offering a broad range of opportunities for children to experience being a researcher.