Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
5 mini events
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Other: Booth at lunch for games
- Other: information
- Other: and collaboration
- High School students(9-12)
- Other: Teachers
- Other: administrators
Approximate Number of People Reached:
School has 1800 students
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Our amazing students ran their own booth every day at lunch for BAW. They passed out tons of community literature, played brain games, built brain hats, and solved crimes and mysteries. They put brain facts in the daily announcements, passed out all of the wonderful materials from the Dana foundation, and cheered on our AP Psych students as they prepare for May's AP exams. We grew our psych club and the students loved it! The last day, we voted on a psych themed movie to watch in my classroom at lunch and celebrate a job well done. Next year, our students want to plan a speaker series at lunch throughout the week in addition to the fun.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Other Publicity Methods:
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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
- It’s Mindboggling!
- More Mindbogglers!
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
- Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
- BAW Bookmark
- Puzzles: Grades 9-12
- Kids Fact Sheets Grades 9-12
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Lesson Plans
Other Downloadable Materials:
- video files of awesome people from the neuro field speaking
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Poster
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
It brought a lot of awareness and better understanding of mental health, psych, and the brain to high school students at a very important time in their development - especially in the current political climate regarding mental health
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
I only learned about the Dana foundation from AP Psych teachers on a psych group page. We would have planned more for our event but I found out about it a little late.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?