Brain Awareness Week

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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Organized by:
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Participating Organizations:
College of Liberal Arts Curricular Enhancement Grant

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

6

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

350

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Overall, undergraduate volunteers accrued a total of 335 service hours while teaching 350 local school students about the brain through fun, interactive activities. We visited one preschool, two 5th grade elementary schools, two middle schools (6-8th grade), and one high school (11-12th grade). The undergraduate volunteers reported valuing the opportunity to work with and teach students. The local school students reported a high level of satisfaction with the program (9.3 or higher average satisfaction rating out of 10, with 10 high).

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Already have connections with schools so didn't really need a lot of publicity.

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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

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?

Amazing outreach opportunity that sparks interest for science and the brain in undergraduate students and local school students.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Start small. Grow incrementally in order to keep the quality of the programming high.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

No suggestions. I like the reminders on Facebook especially about when to order materials; that is why I liked the page.

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Jennifer Johnson

Contact Phone:

570-389-4635

Contact Email:

jjohnson@bloomu.edu

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