Brain Awareness Week

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Library Sunshine Coast Queensland

Organized by:
Library Sunshine Coast Queensland

Participating Organizations:
Science Week Neural Knitworks

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

6 events

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public

Approximate Number of People Reached:

2 groups, one of 27 and one of 20

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

I have only held 2 of the 6 events so far as the libraries could only fit in the events at certain times. Both events were well received. Prior to the event I sent out posters to community groups. Community groups sent representatives to each event and I have now been asked to speak to their particular groups. The objective of the program was to talk about neural health and epigenetics. The half hour power point is structured on 1. the structure of the brain, 2. how the brain works, and 3. the lifestyle changes that may make a difference. We then make a neuron out of pipe cleaners and wool.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website

Other Publicity Methods:

The libraries produced a poster and has the details on its events calendar. I also produced a poster with more information about the talk and sent to local community groups e.g. Probus, CWA, over 60's and better, retirement villages for over 50's etc.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

My posters were more successful as the poster created by the library did not have space for enough information about the event.

Resources

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

I used some of the information from your website to create the power point presentation. I have made the community aware of the current research into the brain and provided the name of your organisation if they are interested in further information.

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Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Sandie Young

Contact Phone:

437885562

Contact Email:

sandiey@bigpond.com

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