Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
330 in classrooms, approx. 100 at Science Palooza
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Our University participates in BAW every year, and this year was no exception. We reached out to several elementary school teachers and administrators ahead of this year’s event and were able to send our BYU Neuroscience club to present to 15 elementary school classes. Each presentation included a dissection demonstration of a sheep brain (that all of the students got to hold), free brain erasers pamphlets and brain teasers from BAW, and a powerpoint slide that we put together to teach the kids more about the brain. We also had the opportunity to set up a booth at the City’s Science Palooza at the local recreation center that happened to coincide nicely with BAW. WE had several things from our university, sheep brains for dissections, and of course free pamphlets, erasers, and brain teasers. We also set up a booth during the week at our student center manned by neuroscience majors here on campus.
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
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Lesson Plans
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?
Many students reported that several of the kids in their classrooms asked them what they needed to study to become a “brain scientist!” We were also able to recruit several students at our university to the neuroscience program we have here
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
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