Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Open House
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
We set up outside of our cafeteria and distributed information regarding Brain function as well as the influence of chemical substances on the Brain. In addition we had from Fatal vision “drunk googles” and “concussion goggles” to demonstrate the effects of concussion and alcohol on perception. [Sadly the restrictions due to Covid did not allow for more]. Our University’s president did drop by to help promote the event.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Other Publicity Methods:
We have a weekly news letter sent to all students and our BAW event was featured in that
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Adults' Fact Sheets
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About the Brain Booklet
- More Mindbogglers! Booklet
- Successful Aging & Your Brain Booklet
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The biggest benefit is many students became more interested in brain functions and discussion. This increased interest in our psychology club and psychology classes.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
I think the most important lesson we learned is things will be better once we can have more interactive actvitites with a formal gathering. While the information exhibit in our cafeteria did reach many students having a large gathering for the BAW events is better.
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