Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: Different neuroscience groups had tables set up throughout the Michigan Science Center and had different activities visitors could participate in.
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- Patients & Caregivers
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Brain Day consisted of different research laboratories from Wayne State University that are involved in neuroscience. Each group had a table with an activity related to neuroscience. My lab group had a table that included a prize wheel, where visitors could spin the wheel, which had questions about the brain on it, answer it (or get explanation from us) and receive a prize (Dana Foundation pencil with brain eraser). We also included the informational brochures, activity books, and stickers from BAW. We also handed out little containers of brain fruit snacks. I think we achieved our goal of educating and getting people excited about the brain and all the amazing things it does. We have had people contact since then that attended Brain Day and want to volunteer as a research assistant in our lab.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- 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:
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Lesson Plans
- 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?
Absolutely! The informational materials that we received from BAW were excellent. We have had several students contact us wanting to work in the lab as a research assistant.
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