Nov 4, 2021  Stamford, CT

Henkel launches virtual series of STEM education lessons for children

Henkel expands Researchers’ World program in North America with online lesson series

Henkel, the company behind well-known brands such as Loctite®, Dial®, Schwarzkopf® hair care, all® laundry detergent, and Snuggle® fabric softeners, will launch a limited virtual series of STEM education lessons for children, dropping on Monday, November 8, in commemoration of National STEM Day.

The three-part online series includes topics on the process and importance of the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, exploring the natural world of adhesives, and detecting the presence of acids and the effects on everyday life.

The first lesson in the limited series will center around the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle), and will premiere on Henkel’s YouTube channel at 6 p.m., ET, on November 8, and available on demand afterward. Tune in on the second Monday of each month through January for additional lessons at 6 p.m. or view on demand afterwards. Participants can access the lesson and view the experiment materials needed on Henkel’s website. Lessons are free and no registration is required.

The series is part of Henkel's signature education initiative Henkel Researchers’ World, launched in North America in spring 2021. The lessons, presented in partnership with Mill River Park Collaborative, 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. Since its inauguration at Henkel's Düsseldorf headquarters in April 2011, more than 62,000 children around the world have taken part in Henkel's Researchers' World programs.

“We’re pleased to continue to grow our Henkel Researchers’ World program here in North America, to help inspire the next generation of scientists in our communities.  STEM Day is the perfect opportunity to launch our new virtual series, expanding access opportunities online with unique science lessons each month,” said Jenny Schiavone, Vice President Corporate Communications Americas, and co-executive sponsor of Henkel Researchers’ World in North America. “We invite all parents, relatives, neighbors and friends, with children ages 8-10, to join in on this free and fun scientific educational opportunity.”

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.

Henkel has launched a virtual series of STEM education lessons for children, as part of its Researchers’ World initiative here in North America