Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: The students involved in this project visited a care home for older people
- Middle school students(6-8)
- University students
- Other: People above 60 years old
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
We organized three main events, reaching general people: (1) A workshop with children from 5 to 10 years old. The objective of this workshop was introduce the mechanism of our body receptors (tactile, visual, gustatory); (2) We visited a care home for older people. Approximately 30 people live there and they were very receptive to our visit. The objective was introduce tasks to work memory; (3) A workshop with university students from FASEH. The objective was discuss main concepts in Neuroscience. We achieved our goals, but we are planning to expand our activities during the next BAW.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
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:
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Facebook Cover Photo
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
People were very receptive to our events. Most of them offered help to organize the next ones.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
It would be nice to have more available materials in portuguese.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Yes, they were very helpful.