Northern Michigan University

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Northern Michigan University

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Students gave 45-60 min presentations to 8 different classrooms. Presentations were interactive and focused on brain plasticity and comparative brain anatomy through games. We had a “match the animal to it’s brain” game with pictures of brains and animals on large posterboards with velcro.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails


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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • 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?

Students and teachers loves the presentations and we have been requested to return next year.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Contact Information

Contact Name:

Valerie Hedges

Contact Phone:


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