Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- General Public
- University students
- Other: Pre-school/Kindergarten; University Staff/Faculty
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The two events were a workshop with pre-school and kindergarten students, followed by a general exhibit to interested University students, faculty, and staff and open to the public as announced on this site. The workshop put our Introduction to Neuroscience students in contact with Regis College Children's Center students age 4-6 for simple activities like coloring the different parts of the brain and what they do, putting together puzzles, learning about senses as well as balance and how those relate to the brain and coordinated activities like throwing a brain-shaped ball. Our students learned how children make inquiries and a bit about how to work with and present to such an audience.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- 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 Stickers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
- Brain-shaped Erasers
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- The Five Senses Coloring Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
We have some nice awareness from students and faculty about our growing programs and an activity that our kindergarten students look forward to. We have projects that Intro students work on for the semester and assessment on interests, enthusiasm, and depth.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
I will try hard to get the advertisements out earlier and wider, we have some good resources and calendars for students and faculty that could be used.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Just joined, I'll see how it goes in the next year.