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Linking extension educators, emergency managers, and community officials to enhance resilience and reduce the impact of disasters in New York communities.
Emergency preparedness kit​​​​
The New York Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) is a collaborative educational network based at Cornell University, dedicated to educating New York residents about preventing, preparing for and recovering from emergencies and disasters that could affect their families and communities. NY EDEN is affiliated with both the national USDA Extension Disaster Education​ Network (EDEN) and with Cornell University Cooperative Extension.

NY EDEN works to link the emergency preparedness resources of New York agencies and organizations with the community networking and outreach capabilities of Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Centers throughout the state.
The goals of NY EDEN are to:
  • Disseminate educational materials relating to emergency preparedness and recovery in order to reduce the impact of disasters on individuals and communities.
  • Provide emergency preparedness training and resources for Cooperative Extension Staff, businesses and community residents.
  • Assist CCE Associations in establishing partnerships and plans to assist their communities, through education, in emergency/disaster preparations and recovery.
  • Distribute credible resource materials before, during, and after a disaster. 
Click here for a printable version of NY EDEN brochure
Click here for a history of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s
involvement in wartime and emergencies

For an overview of NY EDEN, see the webinar here​.

NY EDEN Advisory Board 

​​​​​​​Keith G. Tidball, NY EDEN Director,
Sr. Ext. Assoc.
Dept. Natural Resources
Jennifer E. Holleran, Assistant Director
State Extension Specialist
​Julie C. Suarez, Assistant Dean
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
126 State St., Suite 200

Charlie Fausold, State Extension 

Ken Smith, Exec. Director
CCE Chenango County

W. Averell H. Bauder, Exec. Director
CCE Seneca County
Michele Ledoux, Exec. Director
CCE Lewis County
Paul Forestiere, Exec. Director
CCE Oswego Co.

Dale Moyer, Issue Leader
CCE Suffolk County
631-727-7850, Ext. 324
Greg Sandor, Exec. Director
CCE Nassau County
845-292-6180/ 516-433-7970