The best reason to join EDEN is because it will help you provide services to your citizens who are affected by natural and man-made disasters. EDEN puts you in touch with others doing disaster work in Extension. Through the online database, you have immediate access to disaster resources developed and recommended by other Extension educators. The EDEN mission and vision are stated formally on this Website.
As an EDEN participant, you will participate in the e-group communications. The e-group is used most often by members of the group to tap into the experience and expertise of other members, usually to find resources for a disaster response or program development need.
As an EDEN participant you have the ability to catalogue your disaster resources in the searchable EDEN database. Although anyone can access these resources, only EDEN members can contribute. By cataloguing resources, EDEN members add a regional and national scope to their work, which may make that work more attractive to administrators and funding agencies.
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