Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Brain Bee
- High school students (9-12)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The overall goal of the event activities was to spread awareness about the topics while having the opportunity to speak with an expert in the field. March 16th – Mental Health Awareness Focus (Breakout Room 1: Anxiety, Breakout Room 2: Depression, and Breakout Room 3: Eating Disorders) March 17th – Brain Trauma Focus (Breakout Room 1: Concussions & TBI and Breakout Room 2: PTSD) March 18th – Brain Disorders Focus (Breakout Room 1: Dementia, Breakout Room 2: Addiction, and Breakout Room 3: ALS) March 20th – Option Illusions and Brain Bee! We believe we met our goal of reaching out to the audience and spreading awareness of those topics. For future planning, we will be staying away from planning on Saturdays as it was our least attended day.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
One of the presenters has actually reached out to further continue the partnership and evolve it into a mentorship program for the club members. The presenter is part of a neuroscience club at a local university and their upperclassmen are interested in mentoring future college students!
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
One lesson we learned was to begin advertising ahead of time. Another thing was that holding a weekend event in the virtual environment was not a good idea as many who signed up did not attend. Lastly, offering extra credit to those who attended was a great incentive!
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