Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- General Public
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Event 1: Making Brain Waves at FAU Target audience: University students During 4 days at lunch time, 4 tables exhibiting brain specimens, information, brain game & visual illusions. Students had hands on access to brain slices (human & sheep), cow eyes and brain maps. Neuroscience major grad students were available to answer any questions. At another table students could make a candy neuron and learn parts of it. Another table had informational flyers and brain related literature (books), as well as, free brain items donated by Dana foundation. Students also had opportunity to participate in a brain maze and win a prize. The last table had visual illusions, videos related to visual processing and eye anatomy. Event 2: Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum Miami Target audience: General public Saturday’s Family Weekend Brain Day at the Frost Museum of Science received 900+ visitors who came to the museum and made their own candy neurons and learned the names of the parts of a neuron and their function. It was a fun and educational event. Most visitors to our table were children and parents. Objective were achieved on both events
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- 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:
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- BAW Buttons
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
BAW brought more awareness to the community in topics such as brain research and myths related to traumatic brain injury. Grad students had the opportunity to use their knowledge in the field to help the public and other peer with brain related questions.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Yes, we participated in the 20s BAW video posted on your page