Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Brain Fair
- Elementary school students (1-5)
- General Public
- High school students (9-12)
- K-12 Teachers
- Middle school students (6-8)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Activity tents at SKy Science Festival’s 23 April 2022 Expo Day celebration. The Touch-A-Brain activity, with one-on-one engagement with medical students from the Bowling Green campus of University of Kentucky’s Medical School caused a buzz throughout the overall event. A surprising number of people of all ages could be overheard exclaiming that they would NEVER touch a brain, yet a pleasing fraction of those ended up fully engaged by this hands-on experience. Children were more willing to explore, and often convinced their more skeptical (squeamish?) parents to join in the fun.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: Grades 3-5
- Puzzles: Grades 6-8
- Puzzles: Grades 9-12
- Puzzles: Successful Aging & Your Brain
- Adults' Fact Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Puzzles/Games
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?
Being part of the national campaign helped us recruit volunteers to participate in our Brain Fair activities.