Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
We presented material to 9th graders on brain development changes that occur in adolescence as well as the relations between the brain and problems that adolescents face such as with substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. We presented a powerpoint talk and distributed the BAW materials (workbooks, pencils, erasers). The students really enjoyed all of it – they asked fantastic questions.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
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
- Brain-shaped Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
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 Flyer
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The teachers have asked me to return next year. They really appreciate the outside science-based information.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
I would like to plan this earlier and bring graduate students into it and attend more schools.
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