Brain Awareness Week

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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Organized by:
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Participating Organizations:
None

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

6

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • School Program
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

420

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

81 undergraduate volunteers visited 6 locations to teach the general public about the brain and neuroscience through fun, interactive activities. Locations visited included 2 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 high school, and 1 inpatient facility. Satisfaction surveys indicated the public was pleased with the outreach program

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

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
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It's incredibly rewarding to see college undergraduates gain confidence teaching about neuroscience to children and community members.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Jennifer Johnson

Contact Phone:

570-389-4635

Contact Email:

jjohnson@bloomu.edu

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