Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- Lecture/ Briefing
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Brain demos/games were held at two local elementary school (~450 3-6th grade students participated) A lab tour for a local high-school physiology course (25 11th graders) On campus panel discussion on sports related concussions (~50 college students, staff and faculty) On campus lecture by Dr. Michael Collins on treatment of mild traumatic brain injury (~75 people attended) On campus showing of the film Concussion (~50 college students attended) On campus “Brain Table” with brain games for college students (~ 50 students)
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
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!
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- BAW Buttons
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Coloring Sheets
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
This is really the first BAW event held at Thiel College. As such we were pleasantly surprised at the response from the local community. The school visit received a front page story in the local paper and we received positive feedback from the teachers and students involved.
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