Extension & Research Youth Agricultural Science Center

NOTE: The Extension and Research Youth Agricultural Science Center was formerly know as the Memorial Middle School Agricultural Science Center.

The Extension and Research Youth Agricultural Science Center is a youth science center emphasizing inquiry-based learning and experiential education. The mission of the center is to deliver educational programs in agriculture and natural resource science to youth attending Memorial Middle School in Las Vegas, NM. A basic premise of the mission is to develop a teaching and learning model of excellence for agriculture and natural resource science that complements in-class instruction by providing context to content through hands-on learning opportunities. The Center features a unique and synergistic partnership with New Mexico State University, the Las Vegas City Schools and the New Mexico Legislature. The center is also engaged in non-formal education relevant to the agricultural and natural resource needs of the Las Vegas community in northeast New Mexico.

Recent Grants

• Integrating aquaponics into the Memorial Middle School Agricultural Extension and Education Center. Enchanted Life Foundation (PI), $30,000, June 2016 – June 2019 • Enhancements to the STEM classroom. Fonda Family Foundation (PI), $11,000, December 2015 – December 2016. • Integrating technology into the STEM classroom. Fonda Family Foundation (PI), $25,000, December 2013 – December 2014. • School gardens. New Mexico Centennial Foundation (PI), $2,500, April 2012 – September 2012

Contacts

Extension and Research Youth Agricultural Science Center
947 Old National Road
Las Vegas, N.M. 87701
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1310
Las Vegas, NM, 87701
Phone: 505-454-5710
Fax: 505-426-0303
Email: mmsasc@nmsu.edu
URL: http://mmsasc.nmsu.edu

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