Brain Awareness Week

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Abington Senior High – Psychology Club

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Abington Senior High - Psychology Club

Participating Organizations:

Abington Senior High Psychology Club Overlook Elementary School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1 main event with several parts

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

40

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The psychology club comprised of high school students created numerous activities developmentally appropriate for elementary school students. They designed activities to teach 2nd graders about the brain and nervous system that would be fun and educational. The students then traveled to the local elementary school and spent the afternoon teaching and running activities for 2nd graders to learn about the brain. They were able to use many of the Dana Foundation resources to help in their activities. Everyone had a great time and the students really learned quite a bit. We received a lot of positive feedback and examples of how students in the later days were using the information they learned. One parent reported that her son was very willing and eager to wear his bike helmet to help protect his brain!

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

We used email to communicate and to let families know what we would be doing.

Resources

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?

  • Puzzles: Grades K-2
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

The 2nd graders we worked with were excited about learning about the brain. We also did a lot with how and why you should protect your brain. We had a a lot of feedback from parents that said their kids were talking about the brain after school and with friends. They also were doing brain protective activities like wearing their bike helmets, when previously they had been resistant.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Jaime Farrington

Contact Phone:

215-884-4700

Contact Email:

farrja@abington.k12.pa.us

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