Brain Awareness Week

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Nova Southeastern University

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Nova Southeastern University

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Other
  • Other: library program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

150

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

For the day long event, we had over 40 student presenters present on various neuroscience-related topics including techniques, disorders, sensory illusions, and on-going research conducted by faculty and staff here at Nova Southeastern University. Al the "I Lobe the Brain" event we had about 15 student volunteers interact with about 30 kids through our exhibits: brain and eye dissections, a brain toss game, playdough brains, brain books, and candy neurons.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Email and through word of mouth

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:

  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • BAW Buttons

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

  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets

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

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

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The students learned a lot through presenting their topics and we had lots of people say they learned a ton from them (esp the posters dealing with Alzheimers and some other disorders). The kids loved interacting with the "scientists" and you could see a love of science developing in them.

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

We also used a bunch of resources from Chudler's Neuroscience for Kids website - lots of great games there.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

event single

Contact Information

BAW Website:

n/a

Contact Name:

Leanne Boucher

Contact Phone:

954-262-8469

Contact Email:

leanne.boucher@nova.edu

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