Brain Awareness Week

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Thiel College

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Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

6

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Radio Show
  • School Program
  • Other: Movie nights

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

300

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Off campus - School visits to 4th and 6th graders focused on interactive brain-related activities. 5th graders submitted questions that college students answers through a production of TCTV (campus media). On campus - Guest lecture by Dr. Thomas Newpher (Duke). Community painting project held in the student union along with various brain games and activities including a muscle stimulation activity and neuron keychains.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Most of the events were directly schedule with the local schools (which required no advanced media). On-campus event were publicized through student email and posters.

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:

  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • The Five Senses Coloring Sheets

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

  • New Coloring Sheets

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?

BAW is very popular with the local schools. We've developed a good relationship with our teacher partners and they look forward to us visiting each year. The on-campus events are more variable. Attendance is really driven by the motivation of the student organizers. If they communicate their plans effectively, the community responds. This year, the events conflicted with other campus activities which had a negative effect on attendance.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Plan ahead. Good events can not be organized at the last minute.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Greg Butcher

Contact Phone:

7245892031

Contact Email:

gbutcher@thiel.edu

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