Brain Awareness Week

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George Fox University – Department of Psychology

Organized by:
George Fox University - Department of Psychology

Participating Organizations:
Edwards Elementary School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

3

Year:

2020

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/Briefing
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students (1-5)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

150

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The elementary school program provided ways for students to learn about brain functioning through experiential learning. A small part of our program was carried out in-person before we had to move a reduced program online.The university program was focused on improving understanding of sensory processes and perception. We also had a separate lecture dealing with the impact of social media on brain and behavior.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Direct email and newsletter announcements seem to work best

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:

  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Brain Awareness Week Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

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

  • Adults' Fact Sheets

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

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It provides a good service learning opportunity for students and elementary school students receive additional STEM-related opportunities.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

I would actually like to see updated (or different) versions of the Mind Blogger booklets. This was an unusual year but it did prompt us to start creating online content for future events.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Chris Koch

Contact Phone:

5035542744

Contact Email:

ckoch@georgefox.edu

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