Web Sites

We work on a wide variety of public outreach sites, curriculum packages, data-driven websites, and sites documenting research findings. Recent topics include math and science education, food safety, early childhood education, natural resources conservation, horticulture, nutrition and obesity prevention.

For more information, contact us at (888) 750-4156 or 575-646-2748 or mmedia@nmsu.edu.

Don't Wash Your Chicken

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Although raw chicken and turkey can carry bacteria on their surfaces, research has shown that washing raw poultry under running water in your kitchen sink is a bad idea. This website includes fotonovelas, mini-dramas, recipes, and cooking videos to help spread the message. A short animation illuminates how poultry bacteria can contaminate kitchen surfaces and other foods.

Don't Wash Your Chicken

Math Snacks

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Math Snacks are short animations and games designed to help learners "get it". Each snack presents a mathematical concept, particularly those addressed in grades 6, 7 and 8. Ideal for use in a classroom or on your own, they are accessible via the Web or iOS. Teacher and learner guides, relevant common core standards, and instruction videos showing Math Snacks being used in the classroom help teachers, parents, and students get the most out of these resources.

Learn more at MathSnacks.org

Science of Soil

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The Science of Soil project was created to fill the gaps in Soil and Environmental Science undergraduates' knowledge of key concepts in the classroom. The Science of Soil module suite includes short animations, interactives and live action videos that teach a range of mathematical and Soil and Environmental concepts.

Learn about at ScienceofSoil.org.

Exergames Unlocked

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Exergames are videogames that encourage physical activity. Here, you'll find the best and most effective exergames, as well as strategies and recommendations on using them with different audiences and in different locations.

Explore ExergamesUnlocked.org.

Because I Care, I Wash My Hands

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Ideally suited to child care centers, this fun, hands-on curriculum, packed full of songs, activities and experiments, helps even very young children understand why and how hand washing helps keep friends and family healthy.

Check out Because I Care, I Wash My Hands.

Desert Blooms

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New Mexico's gardens and landscapes can thrive anywhere, from our high snowy mountain peaks to our hot desert plains. Learn how to use resources wisely to create a garden or landscape environment suited to your needs.

Explore Desert Blooms.

Chinese Food Safety

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Chinese is the third most commonly spoken language in U.S. foodservice operations, following English and Spanish. In many areas of the U.S., food safety educators only speak English and so it is difficult for them to effectively train Chinese speaking foodservice workers. This website was designed to help food safety educators reach this important group Chinese-speaking foodservice workers.

The website contains six interactive activities and songs for foodservice workers plus presentations and teaching tools to prepare workers for certification exams.

English /Mandarin/Cantonese


Eat Move Learn

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Eat, Move, Learn enables you to take up this important current issue while also addressing national academic standards for sixth grade science... all in a way that comes alive in the classroom. Eat, Move, Learn is organized around the idea that we must "balance" the energy we take in through our food and the energy we spend in physical activity. Eat, Move, Learn helps you and your class to analyze the problems of food and fitness, find promising solutions to energy imbalance, and design a study to test your ideas.


Ancient Roots, Modern Medicine

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Ancient Roots, Modern Medicine is part of the three-part documentary series that explores how traditional plants are revolutionizing the future of science.

  • Part 1 Jordan: the Middle East
  • Part 2 The Borderlands: USA/Mexico
  • Part 3 Curaçao: the Caribbean


Tasty Solutions for Diabetes

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Tasty Solutions for Diabetes provides information on eating and exercise that works for anyone who wants to live a healthier life - especially those who are struggling with their weight or at risk for heart disease.

The recipes featured in Tasty Solutions for Diabetes were created especially for people with diabetes but are healthy for anyone who wants to eat great-tasting, nutritious food. The 16 featured recipes are divided into sections on breakfast, lunch, dinner and entertaining. Each recipe includes the nutrient content of fat, carbohydrate and protein.


Legacy Projects

Digital Desert Library

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A collaboration between the Smithsonian Institute, NMSU's College of Education and teachers across the nation, the Digital Desert Library is an on-line resource guide for everything dealing with deserts. Whether you're looking for activities to teach students, or trying to find information using the comprehensive search database, its a great resource to utilize.

Visit the Digital Desert Library website at ddl.nmsu.edu

Elk, Land and Knowledge

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This program was designed to enhance your awareness of elk, of how they move about the landscape in time and space, and of how knowledge of elk biology can help us better understand how elk relate to human interests on the land.


Invasive Weeds

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Invasive Weeds of the Southwest combined the strength of multi-disciplinary research and community outreach, to evaluate and promote low-cost, community-based approaches to management of invasive plants.


Seeds of Change

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Seeds of Change is an initiative by the Smithsonian Institute which teaches diversity and history by examining the evolution of agriculture and food throughout the world. By providing both educational activities and home projects, students learn about history, different cultures, and applications they can incorporate into everyday life.


Forest Fire Defensible Zones

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Learn what you can do to reduce the threat of wildfire destroying your home. Protect your home and family from wildfires.


Just for Kids

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Online 4-H web sites and activities created just for kids.



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A statewide project to improve New Mexico Extension's capacity to work with at risk families and enhance community projects aimed at strengthening educational opportunities for child care providers and increasing parent education services.

Learn more at www.nmcyfar.com


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CYFERnet's Web site brings together the best, children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country. Materials are carefully reviewed by college and university faculty. Through CYFERnet you can also interact with your colleagues and share your work nationally.

Learn more at www.cyfernet.org

SPS Sanitary & Phytosanitary

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SPS Online was a system developed by the United States Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service as a resource for learning about Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, the SPS Agreement, and Risk Assessment with SPS.

Teleliteracy Assistance for Businesses and Communities

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Why T-ABCs for Rural Americans? Typical rural residents drive 50 miles over narrow, country roads just to reach an interstate on-ramp. So it makes sense for those in rural areas to turn onto the Internet-today's electronic highway-to take them where they need to go. It's fast, efficient, convenient. It's today's super highway into rural and minority communities, giving them access to new knowledge, enhanced lifestyles, better business practices, and greater prosperity. Many rural decision makers and citizens are asking, "How do we get there from here?" Teleliteracy Assistance for Businesses and Communities (T-ABCs) will help build this vitally needed electronic on-ramp for rural America.

Visit the T-ABCs website at www.nmtabcs.com

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