Brain Awareness Week

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Museum of Science, Boston

Organized by:
Museum of Science, Boston

Participating Organizations:
Boston University Brain Aneurysm Foundation

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

3

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: Museum activities

Target Audiences:

  • General Public

Approximate Number of People Reached:

350

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We had graduate students presenting demos of simple cognitive tests/illusions and some human brain specimens (some whole and some dissected or sliced). We also had educators from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation (BAF) with some posters about what a brain aneurysm is and warning signs (created for other events) and a demo of how they are treated by threading a coil into the aneurysm (created for this event). For one of the days a BAF partner shipped in a large microscope that is used during surgeries. Visitors were able to learn how it works and use it to look at things in real time. The goal was to provide a platform for visitors to think differently about their brains and the events achieved that.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

I do not know. It was a small campaign immediately surrounding the event.

Resources

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It was a very small event this year, with minimal marketing. It was a great add-on for people who were already in the building. In previous years our participation has been part of a much larger event, but the theme for that shifted to a new topic this year.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Justin Harris

Contact Phone:

6175890361

Contact Email:

jharris@mos.org

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