Henkel opens Researchers’ World for kids

Classroom puts children in the role of researcher to spark curiosity about STEM learning.
Henkel Researchers World for kids
The classroom features science lab equipment and workstations customized for up to 20 elementary-school aged children, as well as bright and colorful Researchers’ World imagery throughout, said Henkel.

Henkel announced the opening of its branded Henkel Researchers’ World classroom in Stamford, Connecticut.

Henkel Researchers’ World introduces children to the concepts of sustainability, consumption, recycling, materials science and more.

“We’re passionate about growing Henkel Researchers’ World in North America, to help reach the next generation of scientists, and spark their curiosity around STEM-learning,” said Jennifer Schiavone, vice president, corporate communications, Americas.

The lessons are specifically tailored to children ages 8 to 10 and take a holistic approach toward teaching and learning by putting children in the role of an actual researcher, said the firm.

“This new classroom provides a significant opportunity for us to reach and inspire many children in the local community. We look forward to reaching more students across North America as we continue to expand this program and help to address the STEM education gap,” said Schiavone.

The classroom sits within the newly opened Whittingham Discovery Center, a state-of-the-art visitor and environmental education center at Mill River Park in Stamford.

“We’re so pleased to include the Henkel Researchers’ World classroom within our new Whittingham Discovery Center,” said Kristia Janowski, director of education and sustainability, Mill River Park Collaborative.

“The Center is going to take our educational programming to a whole new level, and Henkel Researchers’ World will be an important part of that effort,” said Janowski.

As an extension of the classroom, there is also a Henkel Researchers’ World Discovery Cart, which is available on weekends throughout the park, said the company.

The Discovery Cart, a mobile unit run by high school and college-age docents who are trained to deliver the Researchers’ World curriculum, will offer interactive lessons to children.