Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: hands-on exhibit in a children's science museum
- General Public
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Through our partnership with the Kentucky Science Center (KSC), we have expanded our previous BAW program that used to be held on our campus for about 40 high school students. The event specifically for BAW targeted middle school student groups touring the KSC, but we are also doing similar events at the KSC for their Nanodays (science of the small) and Youth Summit programs and also giving seminars at a local pub for their Scientific Proofs program for adults. Partnering with KSC has enabled us to reach the thousands of people, primarily school kids, who visit the KSC.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Other Publicity Methods:
The Kentucky Science Center provided advertising for BAW and other events through multiple media outlets, listserves, etc., and they also schedule school groups to visit on days we are there.
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:
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Now that we are partnering with the Kentucky Science Center, we are doing various events like BAW, but having a specified date for BAW helps us organize our calendars. We didn’t get it together in time this year to order supplies, but for next year we have appointed outreach coordinators whose job will be to handle BAW reporting and ordering.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Get some trainees to agree to handle planning and volunteer recruitment. Partnering with the local children’s science museum has been wonderful! They advertise, they provide space, some supplies (microscopes), and participants who are visiting them anyway.
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