Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
We held school visits for 4 and 6th graders. The 4th grade portion consisted of six five different brain activities and games. The 6th grade students completed a sheep brain dissection that was integrated into their biology course. Our on campus activities included a research talk by Dr. Akshata Almad on the topic of ALS, showing of the film "Awakenings", and a both where students could build key-chain neurons and pick up foam stress-brains.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
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
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Greenville is a small, rural community. As such programs like BAW provide a great opportunity to provide local schools with programing they wouldn't otherwise have exposure to. Additionally, my college students benefit by learning to communicate complex topics to the general public.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Plan as far in advance as possible and develop close connections with school partners. Teachers are generally interesting in working with you, but there may be several layers of administrative paperwork to work through before an event can occur.
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