Brain Awareness Week

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University of Alaska Anchorage

Organized by:
University of Alaska Anchorage

Participating Organizations:
Anchorage Museum Alaska Airlines

Event(s) Summary

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Radio Show

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

100 for Brain Bee; 1000+ for library poster

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Our Alaska Brain Bee was our main event. All information can be found in this article: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/biological-sciences/brain-bee/alaskabrainbee-2015.cfm The UAA library will sponsor our Library Brain Awareness poster on 3/5-3/22 next month. The objective of this BAW activity is to get library users to think about the brain in a fun way while learning about the books they can borrow.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails especially to local teachers.

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!
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

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?

Our BAW event is small, but continuing to grow. South-Central Alaska is a pretty big area but we reached at least 8 high schools this year with our Brain Bee. The BAW materials help a lot because people can take something physical with them so that they can learn more about the brain, rather than just walking away without learning.

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

In the future, we would love to do more for BAW but it often is the same week as spring break here at UAA. My students participate in BAW as part of a service learning component of the course I teach, but this year other volunteers came from the premedicine club. Look for several different ways to obtain volunteers.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

yes

Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/biological-sciences/brain-bee/index.cfm

Contact Name:

Caroline Wilson

Contact Phone:

9077866975

Contact Email:

chwilson@uaa.alaska.edu

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