Brain Awareness Week

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Mobius Science Center

Organized by:
Mobius Science Center

Participating Organizations:
Western Washington University

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

400

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The goal of our event was to make research and information about the brain accessible to our visitors with engaging hands on activities for adults and children of all ages. We partnered with Washington State University Neuroscience students and professors. Students brought hands-on and interactive exhibits that they designed and built to teach children about the brain. Washington State Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience also gave 3 lectures that were well attended and received. Our staff and volunteers gave visitors the opportunity to make and color a brain hat that models and labels the different parts of the brain. We feel that the event was a success!

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

We don't take data on this but we find that most of our visitors respond best to Facebook and Instagram.

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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

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?

BAW participation brought in a diverse range of ages.The event sparked our community's interest in learning more about our fascinating brain. We felt guests engaged with the provided material, asked questions, and were eager to learn more.

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

We really value our partnership with Washington State University Neuroscience professors and students. Their expertise greatly enhanced our event and visitor experience.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Alina Morrisey

Contact Phone:

509-321-7219

Contact Email:

amorrisey@mobiusspokane.org

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