Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
University Psi Chi students visited elementary school student classrooms (grades 3-5) to present age-appropriate information about the importance of taking care of their brains. During and following the presentation the students were encouraged to participate in the presentation by answering and asking questions about the brain. BAW pencils, brain erasures, stickers, and BAW workbooks were given to the students. This annual BAW program is a big hit with both the elementary students and teachers. The Epilepsy Foundation of SE TN hosted an information booth in the university student center to inform and educate university students about what happens in the brain during epilepsy and what resources are available to support research and new treatment therapies. Many university students stopped by the booth to share and receive information.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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 Stickers
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Coloring Sheets
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The opportunity to educate young minds (elementary school students) on the importance of caring for their brains not only provides immediate benefit for each participant, but facilitates positive relationships between the university and local elementary school staff and community.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Early planning is vital when working with outside organizations.
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