Brain Awareness Week

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Edmunds Middle School

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Edmunds Middle School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

10

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

To start, we watched the BAW intro video. Then, I had a TBI victim come in to talk about the importance of the brain and protecting your brain. We read through some of the BAW materials and did some quick brain teasers. There was a Q&A with our speaker, during which the middle schoolers interacted on a more personal level.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Press Release/Media Advisory

Other Publicity Methods:

In general, the event was not well publicized on my part.

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:

  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • BAW Bookmark
  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The biggest impact has been on a few individual students. I believe they will be more likely to wear their helmets. Speaking to someone with a TBI, an actual person with an injured brain, had the biggest benefit both for him and our students.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Alexander Wonnell

Contact Phone:

6095293915

Contact Email:

awonnell@bsdvt.org

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