Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
At BASIS Independent Brooklyn, I offer a Capstone: Neuroscience course for seniors. The students in this course organized an interactive journey through the lobes of the brain with the target audience being the younger students- elementary and middle school specifically. We handed out DANA created Mind Boggle workbooks along with pencils and erasers to participants after they went through the booth activities. While I was proud of what we accomplished, I do wish we had done more advertising ahead of time and/or chosen a more opportune time to attract participants. For next year, I intend to have flyers and such posted around the school and a few weeks beforehand to build up hype.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
Other Publicity Methods:
Word of mouth
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
- Brain-shaped Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
I sincerely appreciated the resources available through BAW participation. The pencils and erasers were especially popular.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Advertise well beforehand. Send frequent reminders a week beforehand. Have flyers and posters the day of the event.
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