Mar 14, 2014  Düsseldorf / Germany

From West to East

Forscherwelt goes to Russia

Henkel’s child education initiative “Forscherwelt” (Researchers’ World) has been a presence in Düsseldorf, Germany, for almost three years. And now it is to be “exported” to Russia with a view to kindling the curiosity of children there – for example in the Moscow Science Museum “Experimentarium.”

Why does glue stick? Soon children in Moscow will be able to “research” questions like this by conducting their own play-based experiments. From March 24, Henkel will be offering workshops for children in the “Experimentarium” – with experiments from its “Forscherwelt” in Düsseldorf. There, Ute Krupp as Head of the Forscherwelt facility welcomed three members of the museum’s staff plus five Henkel employees from the company’s research and development centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm. The group was accompanied by two Russian journalists.

“Our three-day adults workshop focused on the educational concept of the ‘Forscherwelt’ and the experiments that we do there,” reports Ute Krupp. “We also discussed the different lesson formats that occur in Germany and Russia.” Moving forward, the didactic approach of “Forscherwelt” is also scheduled to soon be extended beyond Moscow’s “Experimentarium” to schools in the vicinity of Henkel’s Russian sites.

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