Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Brain Awareness Week Report: Weber State University 2017 The Neuroscience Program at Weber State University (located in Ogden, Utah) organized local area outreach events for Brain Awareness Week March 6 – 10, 2017. The goal of the outreach program was to promote “scientific learning and understanding” of the brain and the impact of things like drugs and risky activities on the brain. This year’s lessons included information relating to brain physiology, anatomy, and function, as well as sensation and perception, neural plasticity, the dangers of drug abuse, and the importance of protecting the brain against traumatic brain injury (TBI). Hands-on activities this year included volunteer-guided sheep brain dissection and display, the use of beer- and concussion-goggles, tuning forks, reflex hammers, head massagers, and volunteer-guided question-and-answer sessions in which prizes were given away. These activities helped to promote understanding of the material being covered while also demonstrating the “real-life” impact of alcohol and TBIs may affect balance, vision, responsiveness, and so forth.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
Other Publicity Methods:
Contacting schools from previous years (we give Save the Date cards)
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:
- It’s Mindboggling!
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- BAW Bookmark
- BAW Certificate of Participation
- Puzzles: BAW Favorites
- Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
- Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
- Kids Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Other Downloadable Materials:
- Materials in SPANISH!!!
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
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