Waterways Resources from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

NIEHS has been a leader in studying health risks associated with environmental toxicants and other stressors borne by vulnerable populations where they live, work, and play. NIEHS has invested heavily in building capacity of affected communities to partner with environmental health scientists in order to study environmental concerns.


Tox Town

Tox Town helps students and teachers learn about environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals pictured in imaginary settings. 

Afterschool Scicene Club Guide Unit 1

Afterschool Scicene Club Guide Unit 6

Oceans of Discovery

How the Study of Oceans Can Improve Human Health

Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids: Indoor Water

A guide for KIDS on pollutants that is sometimes found in indoor water.

What is a Wetland Ecologist?

Rosie and Riff Talk to Lief Sigren, a Wetland Ecologist

Water, the Neverending Story

A story created by kids for kids on the water cycle.


Students work in teams to solve real-life environmental health problems. This integrated curricula promotes 21st Century Skills with teamwork, critical thinking, subject integration, and problem-solving.

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