Brain Awareness Week

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Maxwell Spanish Emerson Elementary School

Organized by:
Maxwell Spanish Emerson Elementary School

Participating Organizations:
University of Kentucky

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Open House

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

250

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We talked to elementary students about the brain. Focused on need for helmets with younger children. Focus on drug prevention on older children. There was models of brains for younger children to work with and real specimens for older children to look at.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Posters at the locations as well as take home flyers.

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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • Staying Sharp Bookmark
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • color pages from printable material for younger audiences

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

  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Fact Sheets
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Coloring Sheets

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner
  • BAW Bookmarks

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The students really loved the pencil erasers it gave them something tangible to hold and ask about . The older students like the books and stumping their parents with facts.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

It was a much bigger hit then expected, the brain exhibit was a small part of a bigger science night and we really needed more qualified help (by qualified I mean people to answer questions about the brain)

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

when events are happening certain deadlines

Quotable comments which capture successful aspects of your event(s):

"Whoa, that is real" (reference to the human brain specimen) "No way" (in reference to neurons 'talking')

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Beth Ann Rice

Contact Phone:

502-759-9792

Contact Email:

bethannrice01@gmail.com

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