A stack of Test the Waters kits

Test the Waters kits

Test the Waters Family Exploration Kits are ready for distribution! Cornerstones of Science has been working with public libraries for over 20 years to create science experiences that spark curiosity and foster a deeper understanding of the world around us. This time, we partnered with The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to increase public involvement in scientific research as a way to reduce barriers between health research and the public.

Test the Waters Family Exploration Kit is designed to support libraries’ citizen science outreach efforts in local communities through a fun, accessible, and loanable kit for families. Each kit contains four family-friendly citizen science water-themed activities and all the instructions and materials needed to conduct them.

Cartoon glass of waterThe collaboration with Cornerstones of Science is part of NNLM’s partnership with the NIH’s All of Us Research Program which seeks to shine a light on citizen science as a means to connect people with research that has real-world impact.

“After some delays due to COVID, we’re thrilled to be distributing 500 Test the Waters Family Exploration Kits to regional NNLM centers,” said Cornerstones of Science Executive Director Cynthia Randall. “We know that when librarians receive their kits, they will be excited to share them in their communities.”

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) member libraries are eligible to order a kit. Click here to order a Test the Waters Citizen Science Kit.