Brain Awareness Week

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Saint Helena School

Organized by:
Saint Helena School

Participating Organizations:
Sealed Air

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

12

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Open House
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:

around 300

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Our Research club, composed of 4th and 5th graders, researched brain anatomy and then created an interactive walk through brain. Club members made a google slide presentation and introduced their research during a club meeting. After that they taught individual classes about basic brain anatomy using their slide show. Classes were invited to walk through the interactive display and “experience” it. The Health teacher taught each grade from Pre-K 3 to 8 topics about the brain. Those topics were: basic anatomy, sense of smell, trauma and ways to protect the brain during physical activity, sleep and the brain, video games and the brain, and alcohol and the brain. Each class received a gift from the DANA foundation and information packets were sent home to parents. We feel that we achieved our goal of spreading information about the brain and the importance of keeping it healthy.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Social Media

Other Publicity Methods:

Two Open Houses where future students were given a tour of our school and our "Brain"

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Posting our activities in our Twitter and Facebook accounts were successful because it allowed a larger audience to see what we actually do in our school as far as extra curr. activities. These posting prompted individual families to attend our Open Houses.

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 Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8
  • Puzzles: Successful Aging & Your Brain
  • Lesson Plans Grades K-5

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

  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • Information about neuroplasticity
  • healthy foods to support brain health
  • video's to supplement/support the lessons

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Our parents were happy to learn that we are partners with your group. At this time I haven't had any direct feedback from them, but the students were very interested in learning about the brain and took the lessons seriously. they also enjoyed the gifts.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

I think that if you had a guest speaker come and talk about the field of Neurology it would be helpful. I tried to get some doctors from the area to speak but they were not available.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

I would suggest that you provide more information about the brain -gut connection and neuroplasticity.

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

Sealed Air ‏ @Sealed_Air Apr 8

Contact Name:

Roberta Antorino

Contact Phone:

732-5496234

Contact Email:

rantorino@sthelenaedison.org

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