Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- Lecture/ Briefing
- School Program
- Other: Brain Bee
- Other: BAW-2015 Survey.
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- Patients & Caregivers
- University students
- Other: Teachers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Lab Tour-1: Sympathetic nervous system activity. Lab Tour-2: Brain and nervous system. Conferences: “Neurophysiological Principles of Behavior”. “Alzheimer’s Disease”. “Bonsai Usage and Toxicities”. “Drug Abuse”. “What is Epilepsy?”. “Brain Food: Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Brain”. “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”. “Normal Mental Motor Development in Children”. “Children at Risk for Mental and Motor Development”. Panel: “Drud and we”. Exhibition-1:”Collective Memory”. Exhibition-2: “My Brain According to me”. School Programs.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
Other Publicity Methods:
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:
- It’s Mindboggling!
- More Mindbogglers!
- The Mindboggling Workbook
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- We have used Turkish translation of It’s Mindboggling! More Mindbogglers! and Mindboggling Workbook booklets
- which are realized with the permission of DANA and printed with the sponsorship of ESOGU.
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Lesson Plans
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
- BAW Web site banner
- BAW Bookmarks
- BAW Facebook Cover Photo
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
We believe that the making organizations such as BAW are the responsibility of university, especially medical faculty, to the local community. It provides the general public not only to learn the importance of brain health but also advertise the university to community. The public recognized the importance of preventive medicine on their health and the role of universities to educate him in this very important subject.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
We may use the advantage of children alertness created by BAW to strengthen their interest to neuroscience. The interactive activities increased the interest of different populations to BAW activities. Lab tours attracted very much attention and all high school students were very glad. Thanking to medical students (BRAIN TEAM-2015) who are involved in these activities, and giving a certificate of attendance that are signed by the Rector of ESOGU and the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, have inspired other students to involve in these activities.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Quotable comments which capture successful aspects of your event(s):
We received very positive reactions of the students, teachers, Dean and Rector. It was so nice to attract the elementary school children. Considering these positive reactions, we intended to continue the BAW in coming years.