Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
One week long event with different activities
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
This was our second year of celebrating BAW and once again it was very successful. Last year’s poster contest was such a success that we decided to do it again. Once again the response was great and some wonderful posters were submitted. Each day during Morning Announcements a cool fact about the brain was read. As we did last year teachers were given packets of materials to use with their students and each student was given a Mindboggling Workbook.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
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
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- BAW Certificate of Participation
- Puzzles: K-12
- Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Lesson Plans
- 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?
Students are fascinated with learning about the brain and especially the fact that they can do things to change it in positive ways. The majority of these students live in poverty and face many challenges in their lives outside of school and it is such a positive for them to be able to feel that this is something they do have control of.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Get everyone involved and make ithe activities both fun and educational.
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