Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Various academic and student service departments at Clackamas Community College prepared displays of brain-related information. We each had a 6' folding table and set up poster boards, handouts, etc. The exhibits happened all on one day in a central location on campus. Faculty and staff reported that students engaged in quizzes and activities. Our goal was to encourage students to think about their primary learning tool (their brains), and we just wanted to get an event going. This exhibit gave us good feedback for next year. (For example, we intentionally planned the department displays when community organizations and businesses were also on campus, and we will consider if this is the best approach for next year.)
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
Other Publicity Methods:
Located our exhibit in a busy area during lunch hour.
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 Brain Research
- More Mindbogglers!
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
- Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
1. Started getting students aware of brain information. 2. Created cross-discipline interest in a BA event. Faculty talked about what they do and could do.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
We planned a modest event for our first year, and I think that was effective in helping organizers feel accomplished and building energy for next year.
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