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.
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Elementary school students (1-5)
- Middle school students (6-8)
- 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)
- 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:
- More Mindbogglers!
- The Mindboggling Workbook
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?
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?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Thank you for useful lesson plans and lectures.