Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- Open House
- General Public
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
BioBus was parked on 125th street and the general public was able to come aboard and talk to neuroscientists who are doing research relative to their issues faced in their community. BioBase Harlem hosted a community event. Many local after school providers brought their students as well as local college students attended the event. There was a live brain dissection and participants were encouraged to explore their senses.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
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
- BAW Pencils
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?
This event allow us to interact with our local community. The direct results is that many people who normally do not interact with scientists had the opportunity to talk to them about their own problems and concerns. One parent said about his kid, “he is talking to scientists and they are listening to him and answering his questions!” These events are inclusive and allow scientists to translate thier cutting edge science to the general public.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
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