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House of Junior Researchers

For many years now, we have participated as a regional network partner in the promotion of a new generation of scientists in cooperation with the Germany-wide foundation House of Junior Researchers. Our school ambassadors support special project weeks at two elementary schools in Wesel and at the German Red Cross (DRK) daycare center Abenteuerland, respectively. The project weeks serve to kindle the children’s interest in scientific phenomena and to train their problem-solving skills.

In addition, we traditionally invite the little researchers along with their parents, teachers, and educators to our group headquarters once a year. At our premises, they can present their experiments and research results from the project weeks in the course of an afternoon. In the year under review, their experiments focused on the topics of air, water, and communications technology. In May 2015, 300 children took up this invitation with great enthusiasm.