Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Our Kindergarten classes and our foundations classes used The Brain Song on YouTube, they also colored pictures of the brain Our First and Second Grades painted plaster of Paris Brains, made Brain hats, had squishy brains, grow a brains (sponges) watched YouTube videos and sang the brain song, which has become a favorite. They also had models of the brain and the skull. Our 3rd and 4th graders colored the brain, with much more detail, created brain hats and loved the book The Fantastic Elastic Brain. Our 5th and 6th Graders created brains with paper mache, talked about ways to keep our brains safe (helmets, food, etc) The school had an amazing time and it was wonderful to hear the children talking about their brains and all of the amazing things our brains do. We look forward to next year and we have some great ideas on decorating our hallways and partnering with local colleges for better resources.
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:
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: Grades K-2
- Puzzles: Grades 3-5
- Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans Grades K-5
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Our children have been talking about brains with each other, on the playground, at lunch. I think the activities made it fun and definitely sparked conversation.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Next year in September I will start partnering with our local hospital and colleges. I would like to have an assembly with real brains and people working with brains.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Unfortunately I did not, however could we make that a part of the checklist? And I am now connected to the page