Brain Awareness Week

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Brigham Young University

Organized by:
Brigham Young University

Participating Organizations:
Mountainville Academy Bingham High School Provo Peaks Elementary Provost Elementary Wasatch Elementary Timpanogos Academy Provo Recreation Center (Science Palooza)

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

24

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

1,960

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We visited 24 different classrooms for an estimated total of 960 students (based off estimates that the teachers gave us before the presentation). This included bringing brains for the students to look at and touch and a PowerPoint Presentation about the brain. We also participated in the Provo Science Palooza at the Provo Rec Center with over a thousand students in attendance. Things that went well: 1. We had a very large number of volunteers. This could be due to the advertising from the newsletter. (Most of the people that signed up came right after the newsletters went out.) 2. The Neuroscience Center was great! They helped us with everything that we needed and were willing to help keep everything organized. 3. We made sure at least one of the people going was trained as a team leader. This helped make sure that the groups knew what they were doing and that everything ran smoothly. 4. We got lots of materials so we had plenty for all of the presentations. Things that we could do better: 1. We could have sent out the presentation slide for the teachers to advertise earlier. Then we needed to follow up with the teachers to make sure they actually did it. 2. With the Provo Science Palooza we could have found a couple of videos for them to show. And given them a couple of extra brains. They said the ones that they had kind of dried out after a while. 3. A lot of the teachers emailed us the day of the presentations wondering if they were still happening. We could have confirmed the presentations the day before.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

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

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

I think we got a lot of students in the community interested in the brain through this experience. We saw an increase in number from last year's presentations to this years.

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

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Contact Name:

Christine Worthington

Contact Phone:

801-422-1218

Contact Email:

neuroscience@byu.edu

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