Brain Awareness Week

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The College of The Bahamas

Organized by:
The College of The Bahamas

Participating Organizations:
The School of Chemistry Environmental and Life Sciences

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

two

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • School Program
  • Other: Brain Activities

Target Audiences:

  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

400

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The 1st annual Brain Awareness Week in The Bahamas was launched at The College of The Bahamas (COB), Nassau .Bahamas. The week featured an exhibition March 16-20 held at the Harry C. Moore library and a student activities forum entitled, "Brain Stimulating Activities". The exhibition featured the work of students in the Animal Physiology and Anatomy & Physiology courses.Research posters and videos and handcrafted brain models were all displayed. Exhibition, March 16-20, 2015 The research topics related to the normal functioning of the brain and some of the common diseases/disorders associated with the brain. On March 19th, the college students held a forum where they performed brain stimulating activities and games. The students. This activity was open to all students regardless of age. Prizes and surprises were given. At the conclusion of this activity all students who participated in the week of activities were presented with a "brain Awareness Week" certificate of participation. Our goal was to reach the college community focusing mainly on the students. The exhibition was most successful; visitors from the college community, high school and primary school students attended the event..

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Both of the publicity methods were successful. A "Save the Date" was sent out to the entire College community, and it was also featured in COB's weekly bulletin.

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 Brain Research
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • BAW Buttons

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • BAW Certificate of Participation

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner
  • BAW Participation Certificate
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

42370.25

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Contact Details

Contact Phone:

242- 302-4442/4436

Contact Email:

veronica.toppin@cob.edu.bs

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