Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Other: interactive booths fo emotions
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
Approximate Number of People Reached:
100 students and 800 general public (mainly adults)
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
This year we explored emotions. Through interactive activities we presented the importance of the emotions and its recognition. The students were divided into groups for explanations on interactive stations (about 15 minutes) about the central pathways, neurotransmitters, empathy and face expressions. We also gave copies of recreational and coloring sheets (cross-words, figures, labyrinths). We also presented 2 lectures one about the benefits of meditation to the health of the mind, and how we should be aware about using some mosquito repellents in order to avoid bad effects, specially to the central nervous system. We gave to the audience and general public informative sheets about Alzheimer disease and stroke. People were very happy to have access to the knowledge.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
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:
- Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- What are neurodegenerative diseases
- what happens when the brain is injured
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
- Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
- BAW Web site banner
- BAW Facebook Cover Photo
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Spreading knowledge, even the most basic, and seeing children and adults satisfied is the most rewarding.
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