Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- High school students (9-12)
- Middle school students (6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Students attended a virtual event and engaged in interactive, educational activities in the field of neuroscience with a focus on the benefit of exercise, meditation and food on brain health. Took them in a virtual lab tour and sit for a career inspirational chat. We also challenged them with a “Truth or Myth” card game contest on brain facts. Feedback has been very positive, students have asked many questions and engaged with comments on different topics. I believe having in the agenda topics they could relate to, like exercise, food, made it more interactive. It was a great experience considering it was the first time virtual for us organizers.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Certificate of Participation
- Truth or Myth Flash Cards
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About the Brain Booklet
- More Mindbogglers! Booklet
- The Mindboggling Workbook
- Successful Aging & Your Brain Booklet
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Students had a unique opportunity to be exposed to biomedical research and meet international scientists
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