Awakening interest in natural sciences at the Children and Youth Weeks
Every year, the B. Braun Children’s and Youth Weeks offers children from educational institutions in Melsungen an opportunity to experience science.
Tinkering with a robot, blowing giant soap bubbles or spending a day with the fire department – once a year, under the motto “Research needs young talent”, the B. Braun Children and Youth Weeks offer exciting opportunities to experience the world of science first hand. B. Braun hosts children and young people from various educational institutions in Melsungen for two weeks. Besides workshops in the Research Tents, there are also field trips to regional facilities. B. Braun staged its first Children’s Week in May 2008. “The positive reaction and feedback we received encouraged us to extend the program, originally conceived for younger children, to include secondary school students and to involve the training department”, says Dr. Bernadette Tillmanns-Estorf, Director of Corporate Communications and Knowledge Management at B. Braun. The idea was actually born in 2006 in the form of the Kindergarten Academy, which is still an integral part of the Children and Youth Weeks.