Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Newcastle Brain Tissue Resource celebrated the twentieth Brain Awareness Week at a Meet the Scientist event at the Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. With an entire gallery of fun filled brain related activities for children of all ages, the event was well attended and a great success thanks to the staff and students who helped out on the day. Using paraffin embedded pig brain sections members of the public had the opportunity to learn a long established histological staining technique. They were able to mount the cut section and take it through the staining solutions and visualise their results using a light microscope. Younger children did some great colouring and sticking and learned lots of facts about healthy eating for a healthy brain. Meanwhile information about the Newcastle Brain Tissue Resource was on display and generated lots of interest. An information stand was also displayed in the Newcastle Clinical Ageing Research Unit (CARU) at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality (CAV) during the week explaining the benefits of post mortem tissue for brain research and the work we do at Newcastle Brain Tissue Resource.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
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:
- It’s Mindboggling!
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- Only downloadable applicable as Uk event
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: BAW Favorites
- Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
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 week is a great opportunity for us to discuss our work with members of the public. There are many misconceptions about brain donation for research and our BAW event is an informal activity led day which allows potential donors to discuss what is involved and to learn about the brain in general.
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