Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- School Program
- High School students(9-12)
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
A talk on the effects of exposure to endocrine disruptors on brain and the endocrine system was given to an audience of ~250 high school students. The talk was followed by an open discussion with the students who participated very actively and expanded the discussion to additional themes e.g. the effects of nutrition or cell phones on brain development and function. A discussion was made with parents of elementary school children on the differences and similarities of female and male brains. Twenty parents participated in a very lively discussion.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Young participants learned the adverse effects chemicals can have on their brain and they became more aware of preventive practices.
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