Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Radio Show
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Neuroscience students developed and presented a six week, call-in radio series on the general topic of brain health. Each episode include an introduction to that week’s topic followed by an open call-in format where the students attempted to answer questions from the general public. Thiel students presented a three, part anatomy program to 3rd graders. The first session, consisted of a primer on neuroanatomy, the second a series of games and coloring sheets to remind the kids of the structures, and finally the 3rd graders constructed art projects that highlighted the brain anatomy they had learned. Classroom visits to 2-6th graders were made by Thiel students and faculty throughout March. An on-campus lecture on the topic of Parkinson’s Disease Research was given by Dr. Mark Moehle.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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 Pencils and Erasers
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?
This is the second year Thiel College has participated in BAW. Already the local teachers are excited to have us visit. For the elementary kids, some have participated in multiple events and have started to remember some of the content. For a rural town of ~6,000, this type of programing is rare. We have yet to complete assessment among the elementary kids, but that is planned for next year.
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