Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Open House
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Open house activities: View and touch human and animal brain specimens, brain games, a tour of the state-of-the-art Brain Imaging Suite, discussions with researchers about careers in brain science, talks by experts in brain science and mental health, discussions of opportunities to participate in brain research. and resources for parents and teachers. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- 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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
- It’s Mindboggling!
- More Mindbogglers!
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
- BAW Buttons
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: K-12
- Puzzles: BAW Favorites
- Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
We offered enjoyable and educational for families in the community. Many attendees showed interest in participating in research as a result.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Always start early in planning and publicizing
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