Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: Museum activities
- General Public
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
We had graduate students presenting demos of simple cognitive tests/illusions and some human brain specimens (some whole and some dissected or sliced). We also had educators from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation (BAF) with some posters about what a brain aneurysm is and warning signs (created for other events) and a demo of how they are treated by threading a coil into the aneurysm (created for this event). For one of the days a BAF partner shipped in a large microscope that is used during surgeries. Visitors were able to learn how it works and use it to look at things in real time. The goal was to provide a platform for visitors to think differently about their brains and the events achieved that.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
It was a very small event this year, with minimal marketing. It was a great add-on for people who were already in the building. In previous years our participation has been part of a much larger event, but the theme for that shifted to a new topic this year.
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