Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Medical students from The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, involved in the Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) , established by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), spent an afternoon at A Chicago Public School. We spent time in the computer lab showing the students the faculty.washington.edu ((neuroscienceforkids) website, then went to the classroom with our Neuropathologist, Dr. Peter Pytel, and demonstrated spinal cords and brains . We did a neurological exam, and then played brain games. We had a Q and A session, then we shared a brain jello with the entire class and teacher!
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
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:
- It’s Mindboggling!
- More Mindbogglers!
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
- BAW Buttons
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The UChicago/SIGN student visit to the local elementary/middle school has become an annual event that is very much anticipated by Bret Harte students. They are very engaged and ask many questions. This age group is old enough to really appreciate what we bring, but not too old to be embarrassed to ask lots and lots of questions! The science teacher very much appreciates the teaching, and what it brings to the curriculum of this small urban school, where many disparities exist .
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
We are very grateful to do this every year!
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