Brain Awareness Week

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Utah Valley University

Organized by:
Utah Valley University

Participating Organizations:

Utah Valley University, Science Association of Women at Utah Valley University

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

11

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Other
  • Other: Kindergarten and pre-school children

Approximate Number of People Reached:

14 children and roughly 220 high school students

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

First Annual Brain Fair: We had 7 activity station and were able to have children participate learning about the brain via these activity stations. There were 14 children, ages 2-10 years. High school class room visits included engaging lecture and hands-on demonstrations about (1) the senses, (2) emotions, (3) learning and memory, or (4) the scientific method. Students learned about human neuroanatomy working with comparative brain models such as sheep, chicken, rabbit, and a plastinated human brain

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

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:

  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • BAW Buttons

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

The UVU Ugrads greatly benefitted from this event as they were able to practice presentation skills and relating scientific information to the public. The children and students greatly benefitted shown by the interest to learn more about the brain and its amazing functions.

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

Coming from an institution where the outreach program is quite large, it is best to start little but well. Build community connections by meaningful outreach and slowly grow the outreach program.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Claudia Lieberwirth

Contact Phone:

8018638892

Contact Email:

lieberwirth@neuro.fsu.edu

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