Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: Information Table with activities
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
A Brain Awareness event display table was placed on a busy traffic area during lunch time at Florida Atlantic University for 5 days. Didactic material related to brain was on display: human brain slices, informational material, puzzle games, Dana free items. Graduate students were available to answer questions from anyone related to brain disease, cognition, brain research, etc.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
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!
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
It benefited by opening the mind about brain research and the use of animals in research. Also, answering questions regarding myths related to brain illness/disease and ways on how to improve your cognitive abilities.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
We find difficult to introduce new ideas to engage people with limited time (they stop by table for only a few minutes). Would like to have a page where other partners post their ideas so hat we don't do the same thing year after year.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
More details would be appreciated