University of Notre Dame

Organized by:
University of Notre Dame

Participating Organizations:

Riverview Family YMCA

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: Activities Fair

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The Brain Fair is an activities fair with fun and informative booths featuring different aspects of the brain. The goal of the event is to bring together Notre Dame students and South Bend families to learn about the brain. Some of the activities included modeling neuron structure with beads and candy, drawing brain structure on swim caps, learning about neuroplasticity through a fun game, and more.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media


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 Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It was great to see students and community members interacting through the activity booths. Everyone seemed to enjoy learning about the brain in a fun way!

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:

Nancy Michael

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

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