Jun 14, 2021  Stamford, CT

Researchers' World encourages children to explore the world of science

Henkel launches Researchers’ World program in North America

Henkel, the company behind well-known brands such as Loctite®, Dial®, Schwarzkopf® hair care, all® laundry detergent, and Snuggle® fabric softeners, will officially launch its Researchers’ World program in North America this week, in partnership with Mill River Park Collaborative and Fairfield County‘s Community Foundation.

Researchers’ World is an educational initiative designed by Henkel 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. “We aim to create sustainable value in everything we do at Henkel, while helping to spark curiosity and a love of science for the future generation.”

Beginning June 17, 2021, Researchers’ World at Mill River Park will offer free workshops, introducing students to the concepts of sustainability, consumption, recycling, materials science and more. This program launch follows a successful virtual pilot program, conducted over the past year, with Stamford-area students.

Located in the heart of Stamford, CT, Mill River Park Collaborative is a nonprofit organization with over 30 acres of reclaimed green space and a thriving natural ecosystem. Their expertise in environmental stewardship and education positioned them as an optimal partner to help introduce Henkel Researchers’ World in North America.

“We are thrilled to partner with Henkel to launch this significant educational initiative,” said Arthur Selkowitz, Chairman, Mill River Park Collaborative. “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 around the world have taken part in Henkel Researchers’ World programs. To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Henkel is broadcasting live digital workshops by Henkel Researchers’ World colleagues worldwide.

The live streaming events take place June 14-18, 2021, and feature countries including the U.S., South Korea, Dubai, Russia, and Germany. The U.S. virtual event will take place on Wednesday, June 16 at 6 p.m. ET. Interested participants can learn more and join the live virtual event for free via the Henkel Researchers’ World dedicated website.

“Henkel Researchers’ World provides a great opportunity to educate and empower children across North America who are interested in learning more about science,” said Jenny Schiavone, Vice President Corporate Communications Americas, and co-executive sponsor of Henkel Researchers’ World in North America. “We look forward to continuing to expand our program to reach even more children in the years to come.”

To learn more about Henkel Researchers’ World, as well as Henkel North America’s broader commitments to sustainability, please visit Henkel’s dedicated sustainability webpage.

Researchers’ World, which has now launched in North America, is an educational initiative designed by Henkel to introduce children to the world of science.