Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: Social event
- General Public
- High school students (9-12)
- Middle school students (6-8)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
In our "The Emotional Brain" workshop, middle school and high school students were introduced to the limbic system, its primary structures, and anatomical functions. In our "Brain Break" social event, students were able to virtually connect with fellow peers globally and take a neuroscience-themed study break to play trivia games. In our "Neuroscience and Global Health" panel, we welcomed neuroscience clinicians and researchers from Georgetown University, Stanford Medicine, Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, and NYU Medicine for a panel discussing neurology, neuroethics, epidemiology, and more.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The brainstorming inspiration from seeing other partners' programming and the support resources/guides/materials serve as a great launchpad!
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Being sure to advertise programming well in advance allows for more attendee reach!