James River High School

Organized by:
James River High School

Participating Organizations:

Crestwood Elementary School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Professionals

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Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Brain Day at Crestwood Elementary School was a capstone project for one of our senior students. High school students did brain-related activities with third graders. It was a fantastic experience for everyone involved. Our Lunch in The Library program had AP Biology students presenting demos and activities for other high school students. It was a success. Finally, our annual Faculty E-Mail Brain Trivia Contest went very well.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Other Publicity Methods:

Encouragement by science teachers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The direct encouragement bt science teachers was the most effective. It gave students a good idea of what the Lunch in the Library was like.


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
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • BAW Buttons

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

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?

I think that we educated high school students, high school teachers, and elementary school students about the brain, and that we increased the interest level, especially of the elementary students.

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