Brain Awareness Week

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Ravenswood Elementary School

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Ravenswood Elementary School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

30

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

I provided some books on the brain for the beginning of the week for the kids to look at. On Friday, we talked about how the neurons in the brain "talk" to each other when they are learning something and strengthen connections. We talked about how it's okay to try hard things, make mistakes, and that we all learn in different ways. We talked about strategies they are already using to learn and remember and did an activity of looking at 25 objects for 30 seconds to see how many they could remember. Then the teacher did the activity again on Monday and they could see how many more they remembered by repeating.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Didn't publicize as it was only for my daughter's class, but I gave all the students the freebies which they loved.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

none.

Resources

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 Pencils and Erasers

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

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Other

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • would be nice to have age appropriate activities to choose from and different activites/lessons to do for different years.

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

All the kids were engaged and interested and asked really great questions about the brain, learning and memory. The teachers said they learned something. Parents have come up to me and told me how excited their child was to learn about the brain.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Edie Babbitt

Contact Phone:

7733186838

Contact Email:

ebabbitt@ric.org

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