University Of Kentucky / Maxwell Elementary

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University Of Kentucky / Maxwell Elementary

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • Other: Parents

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Outreach at two Elementary schools with a variety of activities including demonstrations, and interactive experiments. At both locations the objectives were to give an age appropriate descriptions of the brain, why it is important to protect it and how to protect it. We shared DANA materials for the students to take home. They made brain hats as we talked about lobes and functions. We allowed them to see and feel brains (human, rodent and avian) while we talked about the importance of safety.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

social media, as it reaches the most people


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 Stickers
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
  • The Five Senses Coloring Sheets

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Parents engage in the materials at home with the students. They often ask about BAW which opens up a conversation about the need for Brain research. Students love the freebies and this gets them excited and the freebies is a way of reminding them about the day and prompts questions from their peers and parents.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

The brain hats take a lot of time and help for students in K-3rd grade. Use staplers not tape

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Was the information provided on Facebook useful?


Contact Information

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Beth Ann Rice

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