Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- High School students(9-12)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The programs were topical for Motivation, Emotion, Stress, and Health in AP Psychology courses. Students engaged in lectures, discussions, application activities, research projects, and a scavenger hunt. The goal was for students to master the curriculum objectives set forth by the College Board (with some added engagement and information courtesy of the Brain Awareness Week materials). Based on the assessment given at the end of BAW, I do believe the goals were achieved.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Other Publicity Methods:
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 The Brain
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
I feel BAW is highly beneficial. Students are curious about the brain and its functions; improving their understanding of basic neuroscience helps them improve awareness of their own biological and cognitive processions. I also notice students’ excitement to participate in a large-scale event such as BAW that transcends school boundaries.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Any kind of hands-on activities are always appreciated!
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