Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- School Program
- Other: Brain Bee
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- University students
- Other: Teachers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
The largest audience target was students. The number of participants in each activity varied from 50 to 300 and we reached an audience of over 4000 through our BAW events. Facebook was also used to furhter spread the events and related page had over 10.000 visits during BAW.
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
This year, we celebrated 19th BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK in Eskisehir. We organized several BAW events for different age groups. We targeted children of the play age (ages 5-6), primary school students (ages 10-12), high school students (ages 14-18), their teachers and also general public. To expand the BAW activities to the rural area in Eskişehir, BAW had been conducted in a small town, Seyitgazi. The BAW 2017 in Eskişehir-Turkey included five distinct projects: Lab Tours, Brain Bee, Symposium, Conferences, Schools Programs. This year, we organized 10th Turkish Brain Bee. This competition coordinated by Prof. Ferhan ESEN. Our BAW program started on March 7 2017 with lab tours specifically organized for Turkish National Brain Bee competitors. 75 local high school students were participating in Brain Bee. Buket Er from Kılıçoğlu Anadolu High School won first place. We also organized: Brain Awareness Symposium, The 10th Turkish Brain Bee Award Ceremony and several school programs. SCHOOL PROGRAMS We visited preschool of TED Eskişehir College and Boğaziçi Preschool in Eskişehir. We have collaborated with ESOGU and Seyitgazi/Eskisehir Office of the Ministry of National Education to make a visit to the four schools (preschool, primary school, middle and high school). We also prepared posters, The Brain and Nervous System, and Sense Organs, and we donated these posters to the visited schools.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
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!
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- “Turkish It’s Mindboggling!”
- “Turkish More Mindbogglers!” “Turkish Mindboggling Workbook”.
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- BAW Bookmark
- BAW Certificate of Participation
- Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
- Puzzles: Mindboggling Series
- Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
- Kids Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
- BAW Web site banner
- 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. Turkish National Brain Bee (TNBB) competition which we are able to organize only in Eskişehir in Turkey is going for its 10th anniversary this year.
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