Events & Announcements
Center moved to State 4-H Department at NMSU
The Memorial Middle School Agricultural Extension and Education Center has moved to the 4H department at New Mexico State University. The Center was previously within Agricultural Extension Education at NMSU.
Center Obtains Los Alamos National Lab Foundation Grant : Towards Cleaner Water: An Ecology Enrichment Program
The Memorial Middle School Agricultural Extension and Education Center was awarded $4,318 in 2008 from the Los Alamos National Labs (LANL) Education Enrichment Grant. Funds from the grant will be used to purchase renewable energy technologies that can be taken from school to school for demonstration and educational purposes. Specific equipment to be purchased includes: a wind turbine, solar panel, a solar oven, solar cars, a hydrogen fuel cell science kit, an electric meter, water pump, and light bulbs (incandescent and compact fluorescent). These materials will be used to demonstrate different applications of the technology. The overarching goal of this program is to generate excitement about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education with young learners in the Las Vegas City Schools (k-8).
Memorial Middle School Students Selected as NMSU Amazing Aggies
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New Mexico Public Education Department Service Learning Grant Awarded To Memorial Middle School Agricultural Extension and Education Center
The Memorial Middle School Agricultural Extension and Education Center was one of four successful applicants for the New Mexico Public Education Department Service Learning Program grant and will be awarded $40,000 a year for three years. The Service Learning grants are provided to assist in developing high quality service learning programs in elementary and secondary schools that provide youth with opportunities to learn and develop skills through service learning applications. Through the work at the greenhouse we expect to engage students in service learning activities that will foster respect for the natural environment, promote service to the community, and enrich their academic learning opportunities.
Memorial Middle School Agriculture Science Center Wins Healthy Sprout Award
Memorial Middle School Agriculture Extension and Education Center was one of 25 schools and youth programs from across the United States selected for the 2006 Healthy Sprout Award. MMS has demonstrated how they will use gardening to teach about nutrition and hunger issues in the United States. MMSAEEC has received a $200 gift certificate to Gardener's Supply Company and a curriculum package from The National Gardening Association.