Brain Awareness Week

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Slippery Rock University

Organized by:
Slippery Rock University

Participating Organizations:
Slippery Rock University New Wilmington Elementary Olive Branch Fidget Blanket ministry

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

Three

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Open House
  • Other
  • Other: Dissemination of information

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Our BAW events are student driven. Students this year put together a viewing of a relevant documentary and invited expert speakers. They advertised on campus to students by developing and disseminating a flier. About 70 students attended. There was good discussion and connections made from various class content across a wide area of disciplines. Materials were disseminated to Olive branch ministries which care for and offer services for students who are suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Materials were disseminated to New Wilmington Elementary to be used in Brain health education for the 4th grade students.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails to professors asking them to post the flier on the online platform for their classrooms.

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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
  • BAW Stickers
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • Pencils
  • mind boggling

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?

At the college level students were able to have a platform to discuss brain health. At the k-12 level students were engaging in brain awareness in an interactive fun way with Dana materials. At the Olive branch aging and the brain materials were provided for family and staff.

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

Earlier posting of the event at the colleg level and clearer goals when reaching out to k-12. We would have preferred to do some presenting ourselves at the K-12 however were only able to be able to provide materials to instructors.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Beth Ann Rice

Contact Phone:

5027599792

Contact Email:

bethann.rice@sru.edu

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