Brain Awareness Week

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James River High School

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James River High School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)
  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

For the Brain Awareness Week Lunch in the Library, AP Biology students prepared stations on a variety of brain-related topics, including optical illusions, anatomy, and diseases. Student visited the stations during lunch and got a passport stamped for a chance to win door prizes. The event was very active and very successful. The faculty participated in the annual faculty brain trivia contest via email for the chance to win prizes.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Word of mouth from other science teachers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Word of mouth was the most successful. The teachers were able to remind the students frequently.

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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

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?

The AP students learned more about their topics in order to teach the students who attended the Lunch in the Library. The attending students were exposed to topics they otherwise would not have been exposed to in their classes.

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

Make use of the Dana materials.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

I did not see much of the content.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Tim Crane

Contact Phone:

804-378-2420

Contact Email:

timothy_crane@ccpsnet.net

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