Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Press Briefing
- School Program
- TV Show
- Other: Movie evenings
- Other: chess games
- Other: visit to the house of elderly
- Other: neuroquiz in shopping centers
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- Patients & Caregivers
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Our BAW activities were in nine cities with a high number of collaborators. We performed a high variety of activities including public conferences, school conferences, nursery school activities, visits to house for the elderly, activities in shopping malls, neuroanatomy laboratory tours to high school students, movie evenings, television and radio programs. Our collaborators were: Selim Kutlu in Konya, Esat Adıgüzel in Denizli, Necip Kutlu and Ertuğrul Tatlısumak in Manisa, Ferhan Esen in Eskişehir, Ahmet Ayar in Trabzon, Piraye Kervancıoğlu and Mustafa Orhan in Gaziantep, Işıl Aksan Kurnaz, Esin Öztürk Işık, Kemal Türker, Yasemin Gürsoy Özdemir and Meral Yüksel in Istanbul, Hilmi Uysal in Antalya, Leyla Şahin and Nailcan Öztürk in Mersin, and Gulgun Sengul, Burcu Balkan and Aysegül Keser in Izmir. We had a high BAW media coverage with a program on TRT Radio 1, three TV programs, a high number of articles on newspapers and internet. Our activities were public conferences, five high school conferences, movie evenings, a simultaneous chess game, neuroquiz in shopping centers, neuroanatomy lab tour for 60 high school students, and nursery school activities. For the schools visited, books and brain anatomy canvas posters were given as presents. A brain book was given to each student in the lab tour, and posters on brain health, caps and mugs were widely distributed to students and public.
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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
- Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- 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 Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
- BAW Web site banner
- BAW Facebook Cover Photo
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Our BAW activities had very good reaction from especially the students (primary school, high school and university students) and from general public. BAW is also very important for our organisation, we are pleased to have a public outreach with these activities.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
We believe reaching the university students is the most effective way for reaching the public, making them understand the brain and brain research.
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