Brain Awareness Week

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Hillcrest High School – Psychology Club

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Hillcrest High School - Psychology Club

Participating Organizations:
NA

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5 mini events

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: Booth at lunch for games
  • Other: information
  • Other: and collaboration

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)
  • Other: Teachers
  • Other: administrators

Approximate Number of People Reached:

School has 1800 students

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Our amazing students ran their own booth every day at lunch for BAW. They passed out tons of community literature, played brain games, built brain hats, and solved crimes and mysteries. They put brain facts in the daily announcements, passed out all of the wonderful materials from the Dana foundation, and cheered on our AP Psych students as they prepare for May's AP exams. We grew our psych club and the students loved it! The last day, we voted on a psych themed movie to watch in my classroom at lunch and celebrate a job well done. Next year, our students want to plan a speaker series at lunch throughout the week in addition to the fun.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Other Publicity Methods:

school announcements

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Posters and being visible in the quad - its hard to get high school students to give up their lunch time :)

Resources

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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • Staying Sharp Bookmark
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • 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
  • BAW Bookmark
  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 9-12

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

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

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • video files of awesome people from the neuro field speaking

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It brought a lot of awareness and better understanding of mental health, psych, and the brain to high school students at a very important time in their development - especially in the current political climate regarding mental health

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

I only learned about the Dana foundation from AP Psych teachers on a psych group page. We would have planned more for our event but I found out about it a little late.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Great stuff!

Contact Information

BAW Website:

NA

Contact Name:

Amy Bonwell

Contact Phone:

9512645946

Contact Email:

Amy.bonwell@alvordschools.org

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