Brain Awareness Week

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University of The Bahamas

Organized by:
University of The Bahamas

Participating Organizations:
School of Chemistry, Environmental & Life Sciences

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

four

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Other: Sidewalk Brain Activities and movie matinee and night

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

500

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The 3rd annual Brain Awareness Week in The Bahamas was held at The University of The Bahamas (UB), formerly The College of The Bahamas (COB), Nassau Bahamas under the theme, “Brain Injury #UB BrainAWARE”. The week featured an exhibition March 27- 31 held at the Harry C. Moore library, a lecture by Dr. Delon Brennen entitled “To Play or Not to Play” and a movie matinee and night. The movies were: “Concussion” and “First Do No Harm.”. The exhibition featured the work of students in the Animal Physiology and Anatomy & Physiology courses. Research and informational posters, along with handcrafted brain models were all displayed. The lecture focused on facts and myths pertaining to brain injuries specifically concussions, and also how to make informed decisions in choosing which sports to play. On April 13th, along with the Student Government representatives of UB, we hosted a “Brain Stimulating Activities on The Sidewalk.” Students performed brain stimulating activities and games and used colored chalk to draw on the sidewalks of The G Block on campus. This activity was open to all students regardless of age. At the conclusion of the semester all students who participated in the BAW activities were presented with a "Brain Awareness Week" certificate of participation. All events were successful; visitors from the college community, high school and primary school students attended the events.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The emails and flyers along with a "Save the date" which was sent out to the university community .

Resources

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 Brain Research
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

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

  • BAW Bookmark
  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Coloring Sheets

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Be sure to plan well in advance and begin advertising early

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

This year I did not use the facebook page, however I did use it in previous years and it was most helpful

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

veronica Toppin

Contact Phone:

242- 302-4436/8

Contact Email:

Veronica.toppin@ub.edu.bs

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