Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Radio Show
- School Program
- Other: Documentary Screening
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Our first year of participation in the BAW has aimed to make a general and basic dissemination to the brain, without going into too technical issues since we plan a week for all audiences and all ages. From the youngest children through adolescence, we have organized a children's exhibition, a neuroscientist storytelling, board games about emotions, optical illusions and a lecture-demonstration of the foods that nourish the brain. For teenagers we gave a lecture on brain potential. For adults in general we did an analog exhibition, with infographics, that consisted of 4 areas: 1- anatomy and physiology of the brain and neuron, 2- the senses, 3- the most important neurodegenerative diseases 4- history and evolution of brain research, from the fifteenth century to the s. XX, In addition we did a digital exhibition on the 'semantic map of the brain', webs and digital resources on the brain and nervous system. We also did a documentary screening pass. Finally for the senior people, we organize a space of Neuróbica or brain gym. In general it has been well accepted, although some activities have worked very little or nothing, arousing curiosity but not a real interest. Such activities were the brain gym for senior and the emotional board games for children. The experience has been very positive, to be the first experience, encouraging us to repeat in 2018 with a more comprehensive program in schools, for all ages and more technical activities for professionals, patients and their families. We have enjoyed BAW 2017 very much. A very enriching and highly recommended experience. Thanks to all the Dana team and the Foundation for promoting this event all over the world. Laboratori of Teràpies & FerranSalud Team.
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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Other Downloadable Materials:
- Sheets translated into Spanish
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The event has given us prestige as an organization and the public has generated surprise for being an unusual event. It has also provided them with a greater knowledge of themselves and a cultural enrichment, discovering much information that they did not know.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
We distribute the activities through different municipal spaces and we have the feeling that, with this format, the event has become more blurred. Maybe we can suggest concentrating the activities in one place.
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