Brain Awareness Week

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LearningRx of shreveport-Bossier

Organized by:
LearningRx of shreveport-Bossier

Participating Organizations:
SciPort Think First of the ArklaTex

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

8

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • Other
  • Press Briefing
  • Radio Show
  • School Program
  • Symposium
  • Workshop
  • Other: Brain games and Einstein's birthday party on national Pi Day

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

Over 200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We hosted a National Pi Day/Einstein's Birthday party to kick off the week followed by events on each day of Brain Awareness week including a feature on the nightly 5 & 6pm KSLA news channel 12. We hosted parent seminars with ThinkFirst and nutritionist Dr.Jennifer Singh as well as brain games for students nightly at LearningRx. We gave away prizes, had special shirts made and played brain activities with seniors in the community, preschoolers, homeschoolers, and many more. We had a seminar on brain development and on trauma prevention.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Ksla TV feature was most successful because we had a feature each night that week on brain awareness.

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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Downloads
  • BAW Bookmark
  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: Adult/high school
  • Puzzles: K-12
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets

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

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

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Participation Certificate

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

We have boosted the awareness of cognitive fitness and general health.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Donesa Walker

Contact Phone:

3187978523

Contact Email:

d.walker@learningrx.net

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