Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
1 daily event for 5 days.
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- High School students(9-12)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
During each day we had student generated information and presentations. Monday-Biological Perspective Had human Brains from Madison College for students to observe Tuesday-Influence of Chemicals on brain, were able to use stimulation goggles, and perception to simulate awareness Wednesday-Social Media Had surveys and results of data was shared with students, to demonstrate how much time spent, and then information on impact to developing brain. Thursday-concussion awareness. Had Every team that uses a helmet represented, also had a history of different football helmets, had info from National Athletic Trainers Association. Friday-Mental health Awareness. Student started a Bandanna Project, with information of critical phone numbers and support systems to set up a school wide information and support network.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Other Publicity Methods:
Just a school based program so only posters and word of mouth and pa announcements.
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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
- Brain-shaped Erasers
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: BAW Favorites
- Kids Fact Sheets Grades 9-12
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Just having the event, I think it has really helped our school spend some time looking at the importance of our brains and the many different ways kids brains are influenced.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Love the FB site, good to get ideas.