Reducing the Impact of Disasters Through Education
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EDEN 2007 Annual Meeting

Theme - EDEN: Linked for Preparedness


Tuesday, November 6

PRE CONFERENCE TRAINING (Optional) registration required

  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Optional in-depth training - Learning the Wiki System: Information Input for eXtension
Attend this session and learn the essentials of the Community of Practice (CoP) wiki. By learning just a few basic techniques, you'll never never be lost again. In the CoP wiki you will learn how to input and manage your content, search for content, find your contributions, upload media, establish watchlists, see what others have done, and more.

You will also learn about other eXtension tools available for your use.

So, bring your wireless enabled laptop to the session for hands-on training.

  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


  • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Optional in-depth training - Animal Biosecurity & Emergency Management Course
Presented by the University of Kentucky. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion.

This course is the latest installment in the growing list of all-hazards management online learning opportunities provided by EDEN.  This half-day training will cover:

         I.      Course Overview (approx 1 hour)

A discussion describing course learning objectives, an overview of modules highlighting interactive components, and a review of some features of the learning management system.

       II.      Classroom Instruction Tools (approx 1 hour)

Presentation of slide sets for selected lessons including a demonstration of the accompanying instructor's guide. 

      III.      Mock Disaster Scenario (approx 1 hour)

Sample interactive exercise involving a simulated animal emergency (included in the course) and a demonstration of the vulnerability assessment checklist and animal emergency action plan.

   IV.      Questions and Discussion (approx 1/2 hour)


  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Social and Poster Session
- Open to all participants.


Wednesday, November 7


  • 6:30

Continental Breakfast

  • 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

EDEN 101
-Organizational overview.


  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Annual Meeting Kick Off
Becky Koch, Chair EDEN
Wayne Nishijima, Local Arrangements
MG Robert G.F. Lee, Adjutant General, and Director, Civil Defense, State of Hawaii.


  • 8:45-9:15 a.m.


  • 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.



  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Jim Weyman, Director, Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Pacific ENSO (El Nino/Southern Oscillation) Applications Climate Center Chair, UN World Meteorological Organization Region V Working Group on Climate Meteorologist in Charge, Weather Forecast Office Honolulu Hawaii

"Climate Change and Global Warming: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?"



  • 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Linda Williams, Diversity?Challenges and Solutions in Preparedness Planning from Alaska to American Samoa, Montana State University


  • 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Tom Priddy, Utilizing Podcasting Technology to Disseminate Preparedness and Weather-Related Hazardous Infromation: A Demonstration in Kentucky, University of Kentucky


  • 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Robert Bacon, Sea Grant Coastal Hazards Extension Programs, University of South Carolina


  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Working Lunch by region to discuss regional events


  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: Attend one Links, Resources and Weather

  1. Steve Cain, First Steps to Flood Recovery: A new EDEN Publication, Purdue University
  2. Dohn Eversol, Global Sea Level Rise - Implications for Hawaii's coastal Communities, University of Hawaii


  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: Attend one Links, Resources and Weather

  1. John Shutske and Carol Lehtola, Documenting EDEN-Related Activity in Peer-Reviewed Literature, University of Minnesota
  2. Ralph Rayburn and Jim Murray, NOAA Sea Grant?Building Capacity in Emergency Management through Partnerships, Texas A&M University  
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Pandemic Preparedness for Faith Based Organizations; course overview


  • 2:30 p.m.

Business Meeting


  • 4:00 p.m.

Committee Meetings



Thursday, November 8 

  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

General Session
Local Speaker, Dr. James Kauahikaua, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
?Earthquake and Volcanic Hazard Estimation and Communication to Emergency Managers"


  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Selected State Reports


  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: Attend one Links, Family and Preparation

  1. Kristine Saunders and Carolyn Washburn, Family Certification Program - Are You Ready? Utah State University
  2. Tom A., Andy Vestal, and Janie Harris, A Playbook for Extension in Emergencies, Texas A&M University
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: Attend one Links, Family and Preparation

  1. Abigail Borron and Mark Tucker, Applying Social Science Disciplines to Improve Disaster Education, Purdue University
  2. Sandy Eslinger, Pam Kylstra, Pat Skinner, Robert Bacon, Risk- Wise Education for Resilient Communities, NOAA
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


  • 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: Attend one Links, Family and Preparation

  1. Wayne Matthews and Sarah Kirby, Understanding Human Reaction to Disasters, North Carolina State University
  2. John Shutske, Jennifer Pierquet, Laura C. Michel, and Ruth Rasmussen, FSI Program Evaluation Summary--Food Security Investigation  
  • 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: Attend one Links, Family and Preparation 

  1. Carolyn Wilken, et. al Addressing the Needs of Older Adults in Times of Disaster: An EDEN Based program
  2. E. Kim Cassel, Engaging a Univeristy and the Broader Community in Pandemic Influenza Preparation and Planning, South Dakota State University
  • 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: Attend one Links, Family and Recovery

  1. Deborah Thomason, Building Family Strengths: Coping During Crisis, Clemson University
  2. Virginia Morgan Green Industry: Planning to Continue Business After a Disaster, Auburn University  
  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: Attend one Links, Family and Agriculture

  1. Joseph Laquatra and Mark Pierce, An Extension Response to Flooding in a Northern State, Cornell University
  2. Thomas McBride and Anthony Knight, Emergency Preparedness at Fairs and Livestock Exhibitions, Colorado State University
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: Attend one Links, Family and Agriculture

  1. Mike Bradshaw, and Mary Lou Peter-Blecha, Kansas EDEN: Preparing the Public for Natural and Manmade Disasters, Kansas State University
  2. Ray Burden, Local Disaster Local Response: One County Extension Office's Response to Disaster Planning and Preparedness, University of Tennessee
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


  • 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


  • 2:45 p.m.

Business and Committee Reports

  • 6:00 p.m.

State Park Luau




Friday, November 9


  • 7:30 a.m.


The Post Conference tour will be visiting:

  • Mauna Kea Bananas and Hamakua Springs an innovative, award winning, and eco-friendly family-owned farm,
  • Green Point Nurseries, a tropical cut flower farm and wholesaler featuring anthuriums and many other tropical flowers and foliage, and
  • Hawaii Pride, a facility that uses an electronic beam irradiator to treat fresh produce to meet quarantine requirements for fresh produce shipped to the U.S. mainland. These facilities are not normally available to tourists through commercial tours.
  • The tour will continue to the village of Kalapana that was devastated by lava flows between 1986 and 1991.


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