Brain Awareness Week

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Abington Senior High

Organized by:
Abington Senior High

Participating Organizations:
Abington School District Elementary Schools

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1 main event with several parts

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

60

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Psychology club members traveled to our district elementary schools to teach a variety of lessons about the brain, body, and nervous system. Our goal was to introduce children to major concepts of the brain and nervous system and have them begin to develop an understanding for how they help them function in daily behavior. We also wanted to get them excited about learning about the brain. Evidence of our accomplished goals could be seen at the end of the day when the students were excited and sharing information they learned. The elementary school students also wrote us thank you notes that contained information that they learned.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails facilitated communication between the elementary schools to help us plan and organize the event.

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 Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • BAW Bookmark
  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
  • Lesson Plans Grades K-5

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

  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

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?

I think it helped connect young children with high school students as positive role models. The young children were very excited about learning about the brain and I think they are more likely to wear helmets when doing activities outside of school.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Jaime Farrington

Contact Phone:

215-884-4700

Contact Email:

farrja@abington.k12.pa.us

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