Brain Awareness Week

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Kings River Elementary School

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Kings River Elementary School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

We used several experiences from real life and brought them to two major events to provide the information to our school community.

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Open House
  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: Our students gave a formal presentation to our School Board of Trustees.

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Other
  • Other: School board members

Approximate Number of People Reached:

Approximately 500 people

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Our NeuroScience students gave a formal presentation to our School Board Members and Administration. This was an information presentation done with power point, the students created. We also had an informational table at our annual Science Fair. Our students were at the table to give our the goodies provided by Dana and also educate the public on what Brain Awareness Week is all about. Students educated their peers with handouts and brochures between classes and at lunch breaks. We also posted Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Week posters around school and with morning announcements so our whole school was aware of the activities and its meaning. The who experience was successful in educating our school community about Brain Awareness. Participating students were presented their participation certificates at our Awards Assembly. Thank you Dana Foundation for helping us with this wonderful, educational activity. We appreciate also the educational information you provide on a regular basis to assist our learning. We appreciate your efforts to educate the children about the importance of keeping our brains healthy.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

We also used school morning announcements to advertise our activities.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The school board meeting was extremely helpful to carry not only the message about Brain Awareness Week but also to display to the board how we use funds they provide for us for our neuroscience education class. They were pleased with our alliance with the Dana Foundation. The most successful was informational table at the Science Fair. We reached more people there and had many positive responses from interested parents and family members. The Dana handouts made our information for them helpful.

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:

  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • BAW Bookmark
  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: Grades K-2
  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
  • The Five Senses Coloring Sheets

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • New Fact Sheets
  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

We have a low socio-economic community so a lot of this information was totally new to them. They were highly interested and fascinated as they had not seen a lot of this material before. One suggestion, we are 97% Hispanic. Would there be any way to get some of the informational material translated for Spanish speakers? The parents took the booklets probably to have their children read it to them. There was a lot of interest and positive feedback. Thank you.

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

The more we get out there the more we can pass along the information. Students were more than happy to do the work for this. My only suggestion, especially for those of us on the central west coast of the US would be to have materials also available in Spanish.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

I am on FB so I should be a member of the fan page. I will do that.

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Jenny Burrow

Contact Phone:

5592691746

Contact Email:

jburrow@krusd.org

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