Brain Awareness Week

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Carson City-Crystal High School

Organized by:
Carson City-Crystal High School

Participating Organizations:

Carson City-Crystal Middle School, Upper Elementary, and Lower Elementary

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

4

Year:

2016

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:

900

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

For K-3 We will be having a simple diagram of the brain. We will ask the students to color the lobes (they will be numbered). Then we will explain what each lobe does. We will also give another brain diagram that shows specifically what the brain does. There will be a large brain to where we can explain made from construction paper. High School: We will say a fun fact over morning announcements At lunch we will hand out a paper with brain teasers and such for them to solve Middle School: we will have the large poster with the names of colors on them, but they will be different colors than what they would be, which would trip the heck out of the kids 4th/5th Ask the trivia questions to the students who come up and if they answer correctly or try they will receive a brain eraser

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

announcements, school lunch time

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

email because we could quickly get the information to all the students and staff.

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!
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets

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

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Coloring Sheets

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

  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

BAW was good not only for the psychology students leading the initiative, but it also helped educate our entire student body on how important their brain is and how they can make it work better for them. I hope that in the future I have a greater interest in high school psychology as students see what BAW can expose them to.

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

NO

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Sarah Ross-Koves

Contact Phone:

6165167318

Contact Email:

skoves@cccschools.org

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