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Eskisehir Osmangazi University (ESOGU)

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Eskisehir Osmangazi University (ESOGU)

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2020 marked the 22nd celebration of BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK in Eskişehir. Most of the events organized were cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Year:

2020

Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students (1-5)
  • Middle school students (6-8)
  • Other
  • Other: Teachers

Approximate Number of People Reached:

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, we were unable to carry out our announced program for 2020. Fortunately we were able to make our kindergarten and primary school visits just before the outbreak and manage to reach a total number of 200 students during these visits.

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

2020 marked the 22nd celebration of BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK in Eskişehir. Most of the events organized were cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic.We were able to hold primary school and kindergarten activities on 10th and 11th of March which are named as follows:Neuroscience for Kids: BRAIN and NEURON-1Neuroscience for Kids: BRAIN and NEURON-2Neuroscience for Kids: BRAIN and NEURON-3 Neuroscience for Kids: OUR BRAIN -1We targeted children of the play age (ages 5-6), primary school students (ages 10-12), and their teachers. Turkish versions of “It’s Mindboggling!”, “More Mindbogglers!” and “Mindboggling Workbook” booklets were distributed to the students.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

• We have prepared posters and flyers. • We have published the event schedule to deliver with regular mail • We also sent the event schedule with e-mail and announced it on the Web site of ESOGU• E-mail was a very easy and effective tool to keep the participants connected and organized.• Social media (facebook)

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:

  • More Mindbogglers!
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Other

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • We have used Turkish translation of It’s Mindboggling! More Mindbogglers! and Mindboggling Workbook booklets
  • which are realized with the permission of DANA and printed with the sponsorship of ESOGU.

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Kids' Fact Sheets
  • Grades 3-5
  • Lesson Plans Grades 6-8

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos
  • Brain Awareness Week Facebook Cover Image

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

We believe promoting brain health and celebrating BAW is the responsibility of the academy. It is a good opportunity to get general public and university together for the greater good of the society. School administrators, teachers and students were very pleased. Students tried to understand our brains by asking various questions about brain diseases. We received very positive reactions of the students and teachers.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Thank you for useful lesson plans and lectures.

Event Photos

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Prof. Dr. Ferhan Esen from ESOGU explaining brain and its functions to the Kindergarten children during BAW 2020 activities in Private Şehir College in Eskişehir.

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Kindergarten children demonstrating the structure of a neuron during BAW activities.

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Kindergarten children together with their teachers after the BAW meeting.

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Prof. Dr. Ferhan Esen giving the lecture “Neuroscience for Kids: OUR BRAIN -1” to the primary school children during BAW 2020 activities in Private Şehir College in Eskişehir.

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Primary school students holding their booklets after the BAW meeting.

Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://www.facebook.com/BeyinFarkindaligiHaftasi

Contact Name:

Ferhan Esen

Contact Phone:

+90 222 2392979-4601

Contact Email:

fesen@ogu.edu.tr

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