Brain Awareness Week

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Saint Francis University

Organized by:
Saint Francis University

Participating Organizations:
The Psychology Club, Saint Francis University. Organizer: Dr. Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Saint Francis University. https://www.francis.edu/Events/2018/04-Apr/Brain-Awareness-Annual-Fair/ https://www.francis.edu/News/2018/04/Psychology-Club-Holds-Brain-Awareness-F

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The Saint Francis University Psychology Club held a Brain Awareness Fair at the Hollidaysburg Library on Tuesday, April 17th. Students of Dr. Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg hosted several tables for the community to explore and learn about the brain. Donning a pair of blue gloves, kids were able to hold a sheep’s brain and a cow's eye in their hands, and watch dissections of these specimen. A few trained rats were available to pet and train for some cool tricks. Kids could test out their taste receptors to learn which parts of their tongue tastes flavors that are sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Kids also had the opportunity to learn about the dangerous effects s of drugs by working with the Daphnia Magna waterfleas. Young and old visitors enjoyed the brain teaser games.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Partner collaboration: the Hollidaysburg Public Library Facebook website, medial release and so on.

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 Stickers
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • Puzzles and coloring sheets downloaded from the website

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • BAW Bookmark
  • Puzzles: Grades K-2
  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8
  • Puzzles: Mindboggling Series
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
  • The Five Senses Coloring Sheets

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • 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?

Our students were thrilled to organize and deliver the event. I had 10 students and had to promise many others that we will do it again, The public library was excited for the opportunity and invited the local media that featured us on the 11pm news, the public seemed excited and over a 2 hrs of event we had about 200 visitors, including a girls scout and a boys scout troops. Many of my colleagues brought their kids and were excited for the event.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://www.francis.edu/Events/2018/04-Apr/Brain-Awareness-Annual-Fair/

Contact Name:

Dr. Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg

Contact Phone:

8144723056

Contact Email:

sfgrinberg@francis.edu

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