Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: library program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
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)
- 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:
- 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?
- 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.
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