Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Other: Investigation Fair
- Elementary school students(1-5)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
BRAINS R US: Program leaders Dr. Ana Kehrberg and Dr. Larry Normansell led the K-2 students on an exploration of the brain using creative crafts and activities. Nineteen students participated in this 90-minute event with 5 hands-on stations and group games. INVESTIGATION FAIR: Approximately 70 elementary-aged students brought their families to the campus of Muskingum University for a Saturday morning fair about the human body. There were 16 hands-on activities about the 5 senses, the brain, and other body organs.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
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:
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Lesson Plans
Feedback & Keys to Success
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
I had hoped to save money in advertising the Investigation Fair by mostly relying on social media, but individual fliers home with each elementary student seemed more effective.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
The reminders to register the events and request supplies