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Participating Organizations:

Baltimore Brain Connect, a project of the Johns Hopkins University’s Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

BrainFutures partnered with Baltimore Brain Connect, a project of the Johns Hopkins University’s Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute, to celebrate Brain Awareness Week at the B’More Healthy Expo on Saturday, March 16. This free annual event welcomes more than 30,000 visitors to the Baltimore Convention Center. We spoke with a wide range of Expo visitors and distributed more than 1,400 informational resources about brain health across the lifespan. Baltimore Brain Connect’s neuroscientists taught Expo attendees about neurons and then helped them make their own pipe cleaner versions. Other participants learned about the parts of the brain through our Brain Cap activity.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

BrainFutures blog

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Our social media efforts helped us to reach more than 14,000 people.


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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • BAW Bookmark
  • Puzzles: Grades K-2
  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8
  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12
  • Puzzles: Successful Aging & Your Brain
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 9-12

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

BAW participation strengthened our relationship with Baltimore Brain Connect. Also, at the B’More Healthy Expo, 47 people signed up to receive our newsletter.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes. We are grateful for the information provided on the website and Facebook page. Our audience was receptive to the information we distributed and were excited to learn more about ways to improve their brain health.

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Karen Alexander

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