Brain Awareness Week

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Saint Francis University

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Saint Francis University

Participating Organizations:
* A talk at the Hollidaysburg Public Library, attended by 6-12 years old and parents, totled "Its all about the Brain!".* Students - conducted educational activities (to sororities, interest groups, etc), which included brain puzzles, illusions and the delivery of specific brain health information.

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

One major one, and another 5 small, student-conducted ones

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Other: Student-conducted activities across campus included brain games
  • Other: the delivery of specific brain-health information
  • Other: etc.

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

~40 for Library talk (public), ~100 across campus (students and professors).

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The talk was delivered at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library on April 11, 2017 (date was re-scheduled due to weather condition). The talk, titled “It’s all about the Brain” covered some of the functions of the brain, and included fun hands-on activities, such as the exploration of preserved brain samples and the training of live rat

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media: Facebook

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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

I have received more invitations to perform my lecture (which I would love to do). These included boys scouts, girls scouts, a local elementary (grade 6) and a local high school (Grades 10-11). I was also invited to talk in a local event at a coffee shop (designated "cosmic cocktails"), which aims adults. Interest at the talk was immense, and many of the listeners followed my invitation to attend one of our events that happened a week later (Earth day fest).

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://www.facebook.com/events/413753108991254/

Contact Name:

Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg

Contact Phone:

8144723056

Contact Email:

sfgrinberg@francis.edu

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