Brain Awareness Week

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Warren Wilson College

Organized by:
Warren Wilson College

Participating Organizations:
Owen Middle School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

30

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Our goal was to engage middle school students in an after school program with brain-related activities. We did this by exploring neuroanatomy, taste perception, and attention. Undergraduate student volunteers were trained in the different activities and then facilitated the stations while the middle-schoolers rotated through the stations.

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:

  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Connected local middle school students to diverse undergraduate students; engaged both undergraduates and middle-schoolers in learning about the the brain and behavior; provided teaching/facilitation experience for undergraduates; connected local teachers to college resources; connected college faculty to local school resources

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Jennifer Mozolic

Contact Phone:

828-771-3727

Contact Email:

jmozolic@warren-wilson.edu

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