James River High School

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James River High School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)
  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We held a Brain Awareness Week Lunch in the Library to teach students about the brain. It was both successful and well-attended. We also had our annual faculty brain trivia contest via email to get the faculty involved.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Announcements by other science teachers, word of mouth

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Having the teachers publicize the event directly to the students was the most successful method. Flyers are often ignored.


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:

  • BAW Stickers
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • BAW Pencils

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

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?

Students who attended the event learned about the brain and became interested in it. Hopefully, they will be more likely to take classes such as AP Biology, AP Psychology, and Anatomy.

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

Take advantage of the free materials from Dana.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:

Tim Crane

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:


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