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New Mexico State University

Youth Development & Education

4-H Youth Development

  • 4-H Youth Development
    4-H provides opportunities to learn life skills, gain knowledge while having fun, and make contributions in such areas as 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 and research findings. There are several activities on the NMSU campus for youth, from science and math programs to sports activities.
  • New Mexico Youth Ranch Management
    Emphasizes conservation stewardship and management practices to improve beef production, incorporates an applied skills learning environment for local and regional beef producers from northcentral New Mexico, area pueblos and communities, as well as the Navajo Nation.
  • YES Camp
    The Youth Entrepreneurship Summer (YES) Camp provides high school students with the opportunity to explore their entrepreneurial interests and talents.

Interactive media

  • Ninja Kitchen
    Speed is important, but in this kitchen, safety comes first! Based on principles of food safety, Ninja Kitchen is an addictive restaurant serving game in the tradition of Diner Dash, simple and accessible in its early screens but fiendishly complex as you advance.
  • Exergames Unlocked
    Find the best and most effective exergames, as well as strategies and recommendations on using them with different audiences and in different locations.
  • Digital Desert Library
    An educational resource for teachers and students to learn more about the Chihuahuan Desert.

Health/Nutrition

  • Ninja Kitchen
    Speed is important, but in this kitchen, safety comes first! Based on principles of food safety, Ninja Kitchen is an addictive restaurant serving game in the tradition of Diner Dash, simple and accessible in its early screens but fiendishly complex as you advance.

Podcasts

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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.

Learning resources


NEW!
Desert Blooms website

  • Crazy About Corn
    Created in 1997, "Crazy About Corn," originally included a lively, fun- filled educational CD-ROM, song book, activity book, video and audio tape. Though the CD-ROM game is no longer available, we've had so many requests for the supplemental educational materials that we've made them available free of charge on this website.
  • Water Ripples Board Game
    Move through the water cycle with questions from Agriculture, Science, and General categories. 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!