Brain Awareness Week

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Saint Francis University

Organized by:
Saint Francis University

Participating Organizations:

The Hollidaysburg Public Library, Hollidaysburg, PA. The Quaint Corner Children’s Museum, Altoona PA

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Other
  • Other: Fair

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:

300

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

A fun event full of activities was held at the Hollidaysburg Public Library, Hollidaysburg, PA (March 14) and at the Quaint Corner Children’s Museum, Altoona PA (March 16). Activities included sheep brain and cow eye dissections, the training of live rats, mapping of taste receptors on the tongues, tracing the behavior of water fleas, perceptual illusions and brain teasers, games and puzzles.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails to members of the children museum/library

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

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

  • Puzzles: Grades K-2
  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
  • 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?

The community loves it and asks for more (we are scheduled again at both locations for July 2019, Dec 2019, and of course, next year). We have also had other avenues contacting us (the Altoona Public library, and Patton Public library, both PA), and students even suggested the local mall. Students appreciate the opportunity to give back to the community, and everyone have a blast.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

NA

Contact Name:

Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg

Contact Phone:

8144723056

Contact Email:

sfgrinberg@francis.edu

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