Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- Lecture/ Briefing
- High School students(9-12)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
We held an information evening for local high school students. The evening evening started with a lecture from Dr Ernie Jennings on “The role of the brain in thermosensation”. We then headed into the anatomy and physiology labs where staff and students from the College spent time with small groups of high school students discussing the brain and brain research. Topics included looking at human brains, brain injury, addiction and fine motor control. In total the 60 high school students (plus teachers and support staff) spent three hours increasing their knowledge and understanding of the human brain.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Other Publicity Methods:
University links to local schools
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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
- Puzzles: Mindboggling Series
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?
Increased awareness from students involved. Greater interest in brain research from students- career path options. Greater confidence for Brain Bee activities
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Our high school students enjoyed hands on activities and would have liked more interaction with real brains
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