Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
We created a space with several tables featuring different brain activities in the atrium of the Virginia Science Museum. We had posters at each table explaining specific brain information and an activity that demonstrated the principles. The table focuses are listed below: Brain plasticity, create a neuron, brain computer circuits, senses, brain protection, hands on brain (slides, different species brains, different brain cells).
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- 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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
- More Mindbogglers!
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
- Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Having all of the handouts and swag from BAW enticed a lot of people to stop and see what we had. Once they received their free stuff they really enjoyed going to all of the tables. Without the giveaways I don’t think as many of the people would have stopped before and after going to the Science museum.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
More advertising is key to a successful event. Having more hands on activity ideas available would be great as well so that organizations with limited funds would be able to create activities to show others without breaking the bank.
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