Brain Awareness Week

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The Brainy Bunch-University of Wyoming

Organized by:
The Brainy Bunch-University of Wyoming

Participating Organizations:

University of Wyoming Sensory Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

Two (but due to COVID19 only made 1)

Year:

2020

Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • High school students (9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

100

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We shared with the students neuroscience researching going on, on campus in Wyoming, had a brain quiz, performed hands-on experiences using tools from Backyard Brains and brought in brains of many different animal species to discuss their similarities and difference. We then had some fun taste sensory activities with supertaster strips and miracle berries as well as an egg demonstration about keeping our brains safe!

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Direct emails with our high school teacher partners because we have established relationships with them.

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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Brain Awareness Week Stickers
  • Brain Awareness Week Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

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?

We have been ale to teach many students about the brain and inspire the students ability to see what research is like and how they can be involved. Some immediate outcomes have been relationships and future inreach activities to bring students to the neuroscience labs on our campus.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes all information was great!

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Karagh Brummond

Contact Phone:

215-804-6327

Contact Email:

kmurph17@uwyo.edu

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