Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- General Public
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
This year, the Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience hosted the annual Brain Awareness Event on UCA’s campus in conjunction with the Arkansas State Science Fair from 10 am – 12 pm at the Farris Center on Saturday, March 30th, 2019. The purpose of this event was to increase public awareness on brain health and introduce general information on brain functions to the public, especially young people in Central Arkansas. The events attracted a steady stream of visitors at every booth. We enjoyed the interactions with the many visitors. Most were teenagers who were attending the State Science Fair to present their science fair posters. Their friends and family members also visited our booths and participated in the hands-on activities with our volunteers. Most showed special interest in our posters on brain injuries and information on opioid and marijuana use. During the two-hour event, we had more than 100 visitors collectively. Every volunteer agreed that it was a very successful event. We hope to continue to host the event in conjunction with the Arkansas State Science Fair next year.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
- Kids Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Facebook Cover Photo
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