BASF Kids’ Lab at the Agóra Science Center in Debrecen

Debrecen, Hungary -10 November, 2023 -The outstanding cooperation between BASF Hungária Kft and Agóra Sience Center has reached another important milestone. As part of BASF Kids’ Lab program a new workshop called PlasticLab was officially launched in Debrecen. This workshop is specifically designed for students in grades 5-6, providing them with hands-on learning experiences in the field of chemistry and sustainability. Agóra Science Center has been the exclusive host of BASF’s educational program in Hungary since 2016
“Environmental protection cannot wait, it is important for us that Debrecen remains a liveable, clean and sustainable city in the coming decades,” the head of the Mayor’s Cabinet Office highlighted at the press launch of PlasticLab. “We are proud to have companies like BASF as allies in achieving our green goals and raising awareness among the youth of Debrecen,” added Dr. Kovács.
Dr. Thomas Narbeshuber, Managing Director of BASF Hungária Kft. and Head of BASF’s South East Europe region, said: „We are proud to launch our new Kids’ Lab program called PlasticLab, in partnership with Agóra, as part of our dedication to sustainability and education. Our common cause is to create a sustainable future and at BASF, we believe that by sparking the curiosity and interest of the students in natural sciences, particularly chemistry, we can pave the way for it. We also emphasize the significance of plastic recycling and promoting awareness about proper waste management. ”
The first Kids’ Lab was opened in 1997 at BASF’s headquater in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Its aim is to provide a memorable first encounter with a laboratory for primary school children. In a safe and specially designed environment for children, students can conduct experiments under the guidance of professionals. The workshops foster curiosity and research spirit in children, who gain insight into scientific working methods through their experiences and are encouraged to take a creative approach to scientific issues. So far, primary school children have been introduced to the exciting world of chemistry at two Kid’s Lab workshops in Debrecen. Following the success at BASF’s headquarters in Ludwigshafen, the educational program known as PlasticLab, with a focus on environmental protection and sustainability, will now be accessible to students in the Southeast European region, specifically in Debrecen, Hungary.
Worldwide more than 1.2 million young people from 45 countries have participated in the educational programs offered by BASF.
School groups interested in BASF’s educational programs can apply through the Agóra Science Center website.