Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
As high school students, we hosted a neuroscience exhibit complete with captivating poster boards and 3D models on topics like neural engineering, neurodegenerative disorders, and brain injury. We were able to gauge the interest in the community with a sign-in sheet and a "feedback box". We were thrilled that some people specifically came for the exhibit after seeing the press release in a local newspaper. In addition, the comments that we received were indicative of the success of our exhibit. Our goals were to bring neuroscience into the community and generate an interest about the brain; we believe that we surpassed our initial objectives!
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- 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:
- It’s Mindboggling!
- More Mindbogglers!
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- 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?
Participating in Brain Awareness Week helped our community gain exposure to the field of neuroscience and the latest research. BAW helped students to learn about the brain. The feedback that we received demonstrated the immediate outcomes of the exhibit that we hosted.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
The materials that Dana Foundation provides is very useful and informative. We offered the materials as "prizes" that students could take home after viewing the entire exhibit. Also, publicizing in advance is important.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
The video about Brain Awareness Week was helpful.