Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- School Program
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Each event was held to provide awareness of brain health, for young people and seniors, in the Charleston community. For each activity, a presentation was given that was appropriate for the targeted age group. Following a Q&A session, human brain and spinal cord specimens were presented for viewing/holding to put into prospective what the brain is and how delicate that structure is to any type of insult, ranging from drug use to high fat diet. Having a brain demo helped students/seniors to ask very good questions about brain health, how the brain works to control all of body function, and what can occur when we abuse our brains. Having the specimens provide for many a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and hold the organ vital to all existence.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
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:
- More Mindbogglers!
- Brain-shaped Erasers
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
- Puzzles: Grades 3-5
- Puzzles: Grades 6-8
- Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- 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?
We love being able to educate the public about the brain and brain health. We have gotten more requests over the years, and our students and postdocs love going out into the community. These events help also with exposure to science, and the study of the brain. We are constantly fielding questions from students about how to get into research.
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Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
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