Brain Awareness Week

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Franklin High School Neuroscience Club

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Franklin High School Neuroscience Club

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

4

Year:

2021

Type of Events Held:

  • Brain Bee
  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Online/Virtual

Target Audiences:

  • High school students (9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

50

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The overall goal of the event activities was to spread awareness about the topics while having the opportunity to speak with an expert in the field. March 16th - Mental Health Awareness Focus (Breakout Room 1: Anxiety, Breakout Room 2: Depression, and Breakout Room 3: Eating Disorders) March 17th - Brain Trauma Focus (Breakout Room 1: Concussions & TBI and Breakout Room 2: PTSD) March 18th - Brain Disorders Focus (Breakout Room 1: Dementia, Breakout Room 2: Addiction, and Breakout Room 3: ALS) March 20th - Option Illusions and Brain Bee! We believe we met our goal of reaching out to the audience and spreading awareness of those topics. For future planning, we will be staying away from planning on Saturdays as it was our least attended day.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

We believe that social media and posting it on Google Classroom were the most successful as they reached the most amount of students. Plus, we asked the participants how they heard about the event during our registration process.

Resources

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

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

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

One of the presenters has actually reached out to further continue the partnership and evolve it into a mentorship program for the club members. The presenter is part of a neuroscience club at a local university and their upperclassmen are interested in mentoring future college students!

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

One lesson we learned was to begin advertising ahead of time. Another thing was that holding a weekend event in the virtual environment was not a good idea as many who signed up did not attend. Lastly, offering extra credit to those who attended was a great incentive!

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Arohi Shah

Contact Phone:

732-302-4200

Contact Email:

ashah@franklinboe.org

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