To help strengthen Germany’s position as a center of innovation and research, Eckert & Ziegler supports early education initiatives in the natural sciences. The „Forschergarten“ ( project, sponsored jointly by Eckert & Ziegler, the Gläsernes Labor and the Friedrich-Fröbel School for Social Pedagogy, gives kindergarten and primary school children the chance to experience the natural sciences and technology in a hands-on environment, counteracting inhibitions towards science and improving the quality of early childhood education.
The response to the initiative has been extremely positive and now includes nearly 100 participating kindergartens and primary schools in the Berlin region. Every year more than 11,000 children participates in these natural science experiment courses.