Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: lab demonstration booths at a children's museum
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The objective is to conduct an outreach program for the community so they can learn about what is Neuroscience? as well as learn what we do at the University. We rent out an auditorium at a nearby community children’s science museum. We have 20-26 neuroscience laboratories participate. Each lab has a table with an activity associated with their research such as Make a Neuron from pipe cleaners, look at worms under the microscope, touch a brain, computer quizzes. We have 400-600 parents and children come through and participate at each of our booths. It is very successful.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
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:
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
We provide an educational and FUN afternoon of activities for children and their caregivers. Involving children in science activities from an early age is important.
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