Case Western Reserve University

Organized by:
Case Western Reserve University

Participating Organizations:

St. Francis of Assisi School Cleveland Brain Health Intiative

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The objective of our program was to describe basic brain structure and function, to highlight the protective mechanisms of the brain and to convey the importance of protecting your head as much as possible to a group of 4th grade students. During our activity we had an interactive conversation on the content and then did the “egghead” activity. The students really enjoyed this and it helped them to better understand concepts such as the meninges. The students then completed a STEM project the following week that focused on designing a helmet that would protect an egg. Based on teacher feedback, the students retained and tried to apply the information that was introduced during our BAW event.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

This was only offered to the students at the school and was not open to the greater public

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:

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

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

  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
  • Lesson Plans Grades K-5

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

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?

The students were all very excited to talk with someone who works with people with brain injuries. The students had some many really very insightful questions!

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


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