Brain Awareness Week

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Madison LaFollette High School

Organized by:
Madison LaFollette High School

Participating Organizations:
Prevagen Madison LaFollette Booster Club

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1 daily event for 5 days.

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

500

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:

  • Posters/Flyers

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?

Flyers, have great artists and drew attention to our days

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:

  • 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?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Love the FB site, good to get ideas.

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Phil Neppl

Contact Phone:

608-204-3600

Contact Email:

pneppl@madison.k12.wi.us

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