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    Eden Eden Presentation Transcript

    • EDEN The Extension Disaster Education Network Claudette Reichel, EdD Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
    • What is Extension ?
      • Cooperative
        • partnership of USDA, state land-grant universities and county governments
      • Extension
        • extends research-based knowledge to public and communities
      • Service
        • a public service nationwide nonformal educational network
    • Congressional Mission “… to aid in diffusing among the people of the United States useful and practical information…” “… extension work shall consist of the development of practical applications of research knowledge and giving of instruction and practical demonstration of improved practices on technologies…”
    • How?
      • Extension specialists provide programmatic support to
      • County Extension educators and
      • Volunteers
      • To address local, state and national needs and issues through:
        • Educational outreach
        • Community involvement
        • Interagency collaboration
    • Extension is in Every state, Every county
    • CES Base Programs
      • Agriculture
      • Community Resources and Economic Development
      • Family Development and Resource Management
      • Leadership and Volunteer Development
      • Natural Resources and Environment Management
      • Nutrition, Diet and Health
      • 4-H and Youth Development
    • What is EDEN?
      • Collaborative nationwide network of state Extension Services
      • Purpose:
        • to enhance ability of Extension staff to provide disaster education programming
        • by providing easy access to ed. resources
        • and collaboration opportunities
    • EDEN Mission
      • Reduce impact of disasters
      • Through coordinated, interdisciplinary & multi-state education & research
      • Addressing disaster:
        • preparedness
        • recovery
        • mitigation
    • EDEN Objectives
      • Establish linkages for disaster education programming (internal & external)
      • Share materials and expertise across state lines
      • Use technology to facilitate
    • EDEN Member States
      • Alabama
      • Florida
      • Georgia
      • Idaho
      • Illinois
      • Indiana
      • Iowa
      • Kansas
      • Louisiana
      • Michigan
      • Minnesota
      • Mississippi
      • Missouri
      • Montana
      • Nebraska
      • New Hampshire
      • New York
      • North Carolina
      • North Dakota
      • Ohio
      • Oregon
      • Pennsylvania
      • Puerto Rico
      • South Carolina
      • South Dakota
      • Tennessee
      • Virginia
      • Wisconsin
    • EDEN’s Products
      • Communication and PD
        • email mail group
        • bimonthly conference calls
        • satellite conferences
      • Networking and Collaboration
        • annual meeting, committees
        • interactive video (distance ed.)
      • Website Clearinghouse
        • educational resources
        • calendar
    • EDEN Annual Meetings
      • Share resources & ideas
      • Plan EDEN initiatives
      • Network with other agencies
        • FEMA
        • Sea Grant (link with HazNet)
        • Others: IBHS, WLI
      • Professional development
    • EDEN Website http://www.agctr.lsu.edu/eden
      • Disaster education clearinghouse
        • consumer education publications
        • handbooks, manuals
        • audio-visuals (video, etc.)
      • Facilitates search for specific information via :
        • web database of CES disaster ed. materials
        • links to member states’ disaster ed. websites
        • links to disaster agencies and organizations
        • web database of member contact info
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    • Browsing Disaster Resources
      • Links to disaster-related sites from:
        • other state Extension Services
        • FEMA
        • Natural Hazards Information Center
        • American Red Cross
        • Sea Grant HazNet
        • Small Business Admin. Disaster Info
        • others
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    • EDEN Website http://www.agctr.lsu.edu/eden
      • Built for and by EDEN members, but open to others
      • Provides instant access to:
        • member contact information
        • working documents, online publications
        • searchable database of educational resources
        • minutes of meetings, notices, etc.
        • calendar of events, training opportunities
      • Is evolving
    • Searching the EDEN Database
        • Form-based search for materials by:
          • title
          • author
          • sponsoring state
          • type of resource
          • target audience
          • type of disaster
          • keyword
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    • Searching the EDEN Database
      • Search returns summaries in table form
      • One click access to:
        • detailed description,
        • web link (if any), and
        • ordering/contact information
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    • Maintaining the EDEN Database
      • Each state is responsible for its own info:
      • - accuracy of content
      • - entry of materials and keywords
      • - maintenance & updating
      • Password protected, form-based entry and editing system
    • Future EDEN Projects
      • Database of expertise
      • Tracking public policy, initiatives, etc.
      • Next meeting at EMI (Oct. 1999)
      • Education and research needs assessment
      • Satellite and interactive video conferences
    • So what?
      • CES is an educational outreach network
      • EDEN is a resource
      • Call your state CES point of contact
      • Explore partnership opportunities
    • EDEN The Extension Disaster Education Network Claudette Reichel, EdD
    • How to Join EDEN
      • Obtain info and agreement form from
      • Pat Skinner, EDEN Coordinator
      • (225) 388-2229
      • [email_address]
      • State Extension Director should:
      • - appoint state EDEN delegates
      • - sign EDEN Cooperative Agreement
      • - send to Pat Skinner