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Environmental Health Science Education

Education outreach is a key mechanism for achieving the mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The Environmental Health Science Education website provides educators, students and scientists with easy access to reliable tools, resources and classroom materials. It seeks to invest in the future of environmental health science by increasing awareness of the link between the environment and human health.

Science Education


Check here for an array of classroom activities and curricula, easy access to reference materials based on reliable environmental health research, and professional development opportunities.


Students of all ages, check out the materials and activities this site has to help you understand links between human health and the environment! Find out about summer research and job opportunities!


Giving a presentation to your child's class? Looking for examples of how to explain what toxicology or environmental health is? Here are many links to activities, tools and resources.

Integrated Curriculum

NIEHS supported the development of standards-based curricular materials that use environmental health as an integrative context for learning. The following list of materials address a wide range of academic subjects such as biology, health, civics, social studies, math, chemistry, and language arts. Many of these materials are being evaluated for their outcomes on student performance and teaching practices. Learn more about the program: EHSIC program.

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