Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Brain Bee
- School Program
- Elementary school students (1-5)
- Middle school students (6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
We aimed to teach about the brain and nervous system. Therefore Psychology undergraduate students prepared presentations about the brain and fun activities for children. They visited one kindergarten and an education center. They taught children about different parts of the brain and their functions. The children painted brain pictures and wore brain hats. They asked questions and learned about the relationship between brain and sensations and perceptions.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Other Publicity Methods:
We connected the education centers.
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: Grades 3-5
- Puzzles: Grades 6-8
- Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
- Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Psychology students completed their mission for one of their lectures. They need to do an activity for the benefit of society. They chose to introduce the brain and nervous system to young children. They learned about the brain and taught about the brain. Both groups benefitted and we guess some of these students will be able to be neuroscientists of the future.