Innovative Media Research and Extension

As part of New Mexico's largest Land-Grant University, we serve the Cooperative Extension Service by producing educational media. Here, you'll find our hundreds of animations, videos, games, apps, interactive modules, and websites. Our faculty also conduct research on media development in our Learning Games Lab and support meaningful uses of technology in New Mexico Cooperative Extension. The Innovative Media Research and Extension main office is on the NMSU main campus in Gerald Thomas Hall, room 286, and the Learning Games Lab is in Gerald Thomas Hall, room 173.

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Featured Products

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Theme Park Kitchen

The game teaches food safety in engaging ways and helps youth internalize safe practices around cooking and food handling. Theme Park Kitchen is great to play in the classroom, at home, or as part of 4-H or Extension programs.

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Here to Help NM

Agriculture can be filled with unique stresses, from fluctuating market prices to unpredictable weather events. "Here to Help New Mexico" encourages seeking support and supporting others, to remove the stigma around discussing mental health.

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Land Grant Universities and Extension

Besides teaching and research, some universities have an important third mission: to bring research-based knowledge directly to families, consumers, business owners, and agricultural producers.

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Produce TRAINer

A food safety training toolkit for produce farm workers, with lessons and scenarios to practice risk assessment on the farm. Learn about how decision making and Standard Operating Procedures help keep you and the produce you work with safe.

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NMSU Innovative Media Research and Extension is part of the Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station. Our team partners with research groups, faculty, and programs nationally and internationally to create educational media in various disciplines. We have partnered with more than 40 universities, agencies, and nonprofit groups on projects funded by NSF, USDA, DOE, the State of New Mexico, and private funders, and bring 20 years' experience producing innovative media on many platforms. The Learning Games Lab within this department is a development studio, a user-testing research space, and an exploratory environment for playing and evaluating games and educational tools. 

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Innovative Media Research and Extension (formerly known as Media Productions)