Brain Awareness Week

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Florida Atlantic University

Organized by:
Florida Atlantic University

Participating Organizations:
The Royal Pig Rest & KitchenMuseum of Discovery & Science

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

150-200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Event 1: Making Brain Waves at FAU Target audience: University students During 4 days at lunch time, 4 tables exhibiting brain specimens, information, brain game & visual illusions. Students had hands on access to brain slices (human & sheep), cow eyes and brain maps. Neuroscience major grad students were available to answer any questions. At another table students could make a candy neuron and learn parts of it. Another table had informational flyers and brain related literature (books), as well as, free brain items donated by Dana foundation. Students also had opportunity to participate in a brain maze and win a prize. The last table had visual illusions, videos related to visual processing and eye anatomy. Event 2: Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum Miami Target audience: General public Saturday's Family Weekend Brain Day at the Frost Museum of Science received 900+ visitors who came to the museum and made their own candy neurons and learned the names of the parts of a neuron and their function. It was a fun and educational event. Most visitors to our table were children and parents. Objective were achieved on both events

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media. Students posted pictures of activities and invited others to attend.

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:

  • Staying Sharp Bookmark
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • BAW Buttons

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

BAW brought more awareness to the community in topics such as brain research and myths related to traumatic brain injury. Grad students had the opportunity to use their knowledge in the field to help the public and other peer with brain related questions.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes, we participated in the 20s BAW video posted on your page

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

SfN Palm Beach Florida Chapter facebook page

Contact Name:

Contact Details

Contact Phone:

561-297-2246

Contact Email:

tviena@FAU.EDU

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