Brain Awareness Week

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Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Organized by:
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Participating Organizations:
Educational Service District 105

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

10

Year:

2021

Type of Events Held:

  • Online/Virtual
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students (1-5)
  • Middle school students (6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers

Approximate Number of People Reached:

980

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We reached our goal by having students actively not only participate in their classes but also attend the extra classes hosted by PNWU. Students signed on with family members for movie nights and readings hosted by PNWU students. At these sessions, they practiced mindfulness. Most exciting for middle school students was the chance to learn about the brain from a virtual field trip and dissection hosted by PNWU faculty. We over planned the number of activities, and are looking forward to carrying out the additional ideas next year

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Mailings

Resources

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

  • Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
  • Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
  • Lesson Plans Grades K-5
  • Lesson Plans Grades 6-8
  • More Mindbogglers! Booklet

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

BAW allowed PNWU to partner with local schools and share with students how the brain impacts all aspects of their lives. It allowed PNWU to be creative with the local schools during a pandemic and bring student doctors into the classrooms. The most immediate outcome was the impression student doctors left with the students helping them know that there is a medical school locally and that even doctors have mental health diagnoses.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Anita Quintana

Contact Phone:

2069532525

Contact Email:

aquintana@pnwu.edu

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