Brain Awareness Week

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Weber State University

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Weber State University

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

16

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

1200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Brain Awareness Week Report: Weber State University 2017 The Neuroscience Program at Weber State University (located in Ogden, Utah) organized local area outreach events for Brain Awareness Week March 6 - 10, 2017. The goal of the outreach program was to promote “scientific learning and understanding” of the brain and the impact of things like drugs and risky activities on the brain. This year’s lessons included information relating to brain physiology, anatomy, and function, as well as sensation and perception, neural plasticity, the dangers of drug abuse, and the importance of protecting the brain against traumatic brain injury (TBI). Hands-on activities this year included volunteer-guided sheep brain dissection and display, the use of beer- and concussion-goggles, tuning forks, reflex hammers, head massagers, and volunteer-guided question-and-answer sessions in which prizes were given away. These activities helped to promote understanding of the material being covered while also demonstrating the “real-life” impact of alcohol and TBIs may affect balance, vision, responsiveness, and so forth.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Website
  • Social Media

Other Publicity Methods:

Contacting schools from previous years (we give Save the Date cards)

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

save the date cards from last year, our website, and phone calls

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

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • BAW Bookmark
  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 6-8

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

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

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • Materials in SPANISH!!!

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://www.weber.edu/neuroscience/AboutBAW.html

Contact Name:

Lauren Fowler

Contact Phone:

8016267620

Contact Email:

lfowler@weber.edu

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