Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- 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 Awareness Outreach-For the North Central Florida Chapter of Society for Neuroscience outreach we reached 2,875 K-12th grade students in the Gainesville, FL area. We also outreached to Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Cade Museum during our BAW activities as well. We provided presentations and demonstrations on the brain, brain art and 5 senses presentations for different grad levels. 5th Annual Chapter Conference-We had over 150 people registered for our 5th annual Chapter Conference. We conducted a poster presentation and award session, a data blitz and had a well established and respected speaker, Dr. David Sweatt.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- 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:
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- BAW Buttons
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Poster
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
We have an increased amount of high school students that now want to volunteer in research labs at the university. We have a number of schools that are interested in year round activities with the chapter centered around brain activities.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
For outreach at local schools, find a contact person for the school district that can convey the ideas of your group to all schools without having to individually having to reach out to each and every school.
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