Brain Awareness Week

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Connecticut College

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Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

61

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

As part of my human physiology course we went to the local middle school to talk to eighth grade students about the brain. We had 8 groups of 4 students that split four 50 minute class periods. Each group had 25 minutes to talk with the students. Each group of students developed a lesson plan with hands on activities for the eighth grade students. The objective was to get students excited about the brain and science in general. My human physiology students did a great job preparing for the event and most of the eighth grade students were interested. We had some insightful questions from the eighth grade students who demonstrated interest in the topic.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

We went to science classes

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:

  • Other

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • My human physiology students used the Dana Alliance publications to create their own lesson plans

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

  • Lesson Plans Grades 6-8

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

  • New Coloring Sheets

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Increased student interest

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Jaime Mancilla

Contact Phone:

860-439-2968

Contact Email:

jmancilla@conncoll.edu

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