Forscherwelt or "Researchers‘ World" is an international education initiative. It focuses on how to apply scientific methods including critical testing, analysis, interpretation of data, science, and, of course, creativity. Through specific learning objectives, children can gain insight into the process of scientific inquiry. The classes in Forscherwelt are based on research areas that Henkel is active in, such as gluing, washing, personal care and sustainability. The latter involves teaching children how to save energy, recycle paper, use renewable raw materials and information about general health.
Forscherwelt – an international initiative
Henkel’s Forscherwelt Science Lab for children now open at the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Science workshops where kids between the ages of 7 and 11 years of age can have fun through experiments and get a playful introduction to science, are now open at the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Researchers’ World or ‘Forscherwelt’ in German, is located at CAMPUS GERMANY and is part of an international initiative launched by Henkel, the German FMCG company, over 10 years ago to get children excited about science and awaken their researcher’s spirit.
10 Years “Henkel Forscherwelt”
Getting children excited about science and awakening their researcher’s spirit – with this in mind, Henkel founded the “Forscherwelt” (Researchers’ World) ten years ago. In April 2011, the first Forscherwelt vacation course was held at the Henkel site in Düsseldorf. Since then, around 62,000 elementary school children took part in Forscherwelt classes in a total of 13 countries. The joint motto: "being like a researcher".
New “Forscherwelt” concepts around the world
Encouraging children to take up science by getting them started young – that’s the aim of Henkel’s international education initiative “Forscherwelt” (“Researchers’ World”). Since its launch in 2011, the initiative has reached more than 30,000 children with its activities in nine countries and it is continuously expanding. In 2018, Henkel introduced a new cooperation concept: “Forscherwelt” centers at established educational institutions.