Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
1 main event with several parts
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The high school psychology club planned a comprehensive program to be done with elementary school students to increase awareness, knowledge, and excitement of the brain and nervous system. High school students went to the local elementary schools and taught a series of lessons to help kids learn about the brain. The psychology students set-up a variety of stations that each taught students something different about the brain and nervous system. All of the stations had a hands-on, interactive element to allow students to be fully engaged.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- BAW Bookmark
- Puzzles: Grades 3-5
- Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
- Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
We made elementary students aware of the functions of the brain and educated them on how to protect their brain. We received feedback from their teachers, as well as their parents letting us know that the students were actively engaging in conversation about the brain and body.
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