UC Davis

Organized by:
UC Davis

Participating Organizations:

oliver wendell holmes junior high school

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • 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:

  • Emails

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

I emailed health and science teachers directly. They were so eager for me to come and present to the students. They already talk about brain development with their students and decision making. But they loved hearing more about the science behind all of it.


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
  • Activities/Experiments

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.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Contact Information

Contact Name:

Amanda Guyer

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