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Youth Development & Education

4-H Youth Development

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  • 4-H Youth Development
    4-H provides opportunities to learn life skills, gain knowledge while having fun, and make contributions in environmental education, community service, and current youth issues.

Youth Programs

  • Youth Activities at NMSU
    NMSU faculty and staff who work with youth on campus have come together to share ideas & resources.
  • YES Camp
    The Youth Entrepreneurship Summer (YES) Camp
  • Digital Desert Library
    An educational resource for teachers and students to learn more about the Chihuahuan Desert.


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  • Ninja Kitchen
    Stop for lunch at a cafe staffed entirely by ninjas. Sophisticated gameplay reveals principles of food safety.
  • Eat-and-Move-O-Matic
    Look up foods you eat and find out how they fuel the body for movement and active play.
  • Eat It Tweet It
    Track your own food behavior to better understand what you eat ‒ and why. This app uses Twitter.

Game development

  • NMSU Learning Games Lab
    The NMSU Learning Games Lab is an exploratory environment where gamers play and evaluate games - all kinds of games, including those designed strictly as entertainment, educational titles, and games in development.



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Interactive media


Atlantean Dodgeball | Gate | Pearl Diver | Bad Date | Game Over Gopher | Ratio Rumble | Number Rights | Monster School Bus | OverRuled | Pearl Diver | Ratey the Math Cat | Ratio Rumble | Scale Ella

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  • Treadsylvania, ATV Safety
    Safely ride your ATV on mysterious paths to defeat monsters and free the town from their evil grasp!
  • Ninja Kitchen
    Stop for lunch at a cafe staffed entirely by ninjas. Sophisticated gameplay reveals principles of food safety.
  • Virtual Labs
    Interactive food science modules train high school and college students in basic laboratory techniques.
  • Science of Soil
    Fill gaps in undergraduates' knowledge of key concepts in the Soils and Environmental Sciences

Water Education

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  • Water Ripples Board Game
    Play against yourself, or compete with another person or team to test your knowledge of the world of water around us.
  • Water Ripples Gameshow Quiz
    Earn dollar points with each correct answer to water trivia questions. You choose the category to win the most dollars. But watch out! Incorrect answers will cost you!