Brain Awareness Week

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Thiel College

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Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

4

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Radio Show
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:

500

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Neuroscience students developed and presented a six week, call-in radio series on the general topic of brain health. Each episode include an introduction to that week's topic followed by an open call-in format where the students attempted to answer questions from the general public. Thiel students presented a three, part anatomy program to 3rd graders. The first session, consisted of a primer on neuroanatomy, the second a series of games and coloring sheets to remind the kids of the structures, and finally the 3rd graders constructed art projects that highlighted the brain anatomy they had learned. Classroom visits to 2-6th graders were made by Thiel students and faculty throughout March. An on-campus lecture on the topic of Parkinson's Disease Research was given by Dr. Mark Moehle.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

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

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

As most of the events were directly coordinated with the partner schools, advertising really wasn't a factor. The on-campus lecture was advertised through campus media and through radio broadcasts.

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:

  • 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?

This is the second year Thiel College has participated in BAW. Already the local teachers are excited to have us visit. For the elementary kids, some have participated in multiple events and have started to remember some of the content. For a rural town of ~6,000, this type of programing is rare. We have yet to complete assessment among the elementary kids, but that is planned for next year.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Greg Butcher

Contact Phone:

7245892031

Contact Email:

gbutcher@thiel.edu

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