Brain Awareness Week

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Thiel College

Organized by:
Thiel College

Participating Organizations:
Thiel College Neuroscience Club The Fred Haer family Commodore Perry Elementary School (Commodore Perry, PA) East Elementary School (Greenville PA)

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

6

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

700

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:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

On campus flyers and direct recruitment from professors drew in the most college students. Contact with the school principals allowed for the school visits.

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:

  • 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?

  • Activities/Experiments
  • 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.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Contact Information

BAW Website:

na

Contact Name:

Greg Butcher

Contact Phone:

7245892031

Contact Email:

gbutcher@thiel.edu

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