Brain Awareness Week

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Abington Senior High

Organized by:
Abington Senior High

Participating Organizations:
Abington Senior High Psychology Club

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1 main event with several parts

Year:

2017

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:

The high school psychology club planned a comprehensive program to be done with elementary school students to increase awareness, knowledge, and excitement of the brain and nervous system. High school students went to the local elementary schools and taught a series of lessons to help kids learn about the brain. The psychology students set-up a variety of stations that each taught students something different about the brain and nervous system. All of the stations had a hands-on, interactive element to allow students to be fully engaged.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

We already had a designated audience, so there was not a great need to advertise. We used communications through the classroom teachers to communicate information about our program.

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
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • BAW Bookmark
  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5

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

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

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

  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

We made elementary students aware of the functions of the brain and educated them on how to protect their brain. We received feedback from their teachers, as well as their parents letting us know that the students were actively engaging in conversation about the brain and body.

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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