Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Synapse organized a bi-monthly workshop series that took place throughout Brain Awareness Week. The Neuro-Ignite workshop series introduced neuroscience concepts in a highly interactive manner, with a curriculum designed to excite middle school and high school students about the field of neuroscience and beyond. These workshops integrated technology, hands-on activities, experiments, and online resources to introduce students to the science of the brain and nervous system.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- 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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
- It’s Mindboggling!
- More Mindbogglers!
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Through the workshops, students have been introduced to the science of the brain, encouraging curiosity and research. Participants have not only gained neuroscience-specific knowledge, but have also learned important skills related to scientific careers.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Interactive events that involve activities and experiments are popular within communities. Workshops are a great way to integrate various activities, but require significant planning and preparation.
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