BAW Report 2013
Tigard Public Library
Other participating organizations:
Tigard High School National Honor Society
and Tigard High School Special Abilities volunteer group.
BAW Web site:
BAW EVENT(S) SUMMARY
Type of BAW events held:
Other event type:
- Elementary school students(1-5)
Families and caregivers
Approximate number of people reached:
Details of major BAW events/activities
The main objective this year was to continue offering fun and interactive activities about how our brain works.
This year my volunteers included Tigard High Schools National Honor Society members and the Tigard High School Special Abilities group.
NHS volunteers enjoyed challenging their brains as well as our attendees with the Mindboggling workbooks.
Art activities included making neurons, decorating the regions of our big brain poster for display and sensory boxes.
The sensory boxes were assembled by my Special Abilities group and they very much enjoyed participating in the event.
Excitement was shared by all as spontaneous team work sprang into action with the sensory box tactile experience.
This activity was by far, the favorite!
EVENT PLANNING & PUBLICITY
Publicity methods used:
- Press Release/Media Advisory
Other publicity methods:
Return of the Bubble Brain
Sunday, March 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Join our second annual celebration of Brain Awareness Week! Give your grey matter a workout with mind-boggling brainteasers, sense-sational adventures and crafts for kids of all ages. Materials provided by Dana foundation.
Which of these publicity methods was most successful?
Posters/flyers. Our library is teaming with daily traffic activity and face to face invites have always worked best.
Dana Alliance publications/resources distributed
- More Mindbogglers!
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
Other Dana Alliance materials distributed:
- Buttons, stickers and bookmarks.
What downloadable materials from the Alliance did you use for your events?Puzzles: K-12
What other materials would you like the Dana Alliances to produce for BAW?
- Everything was fabulous!
My suggestion would be to offer materials that would appeal to todays teen. I loved the workbooks but the art was geared to a younger audience.
BAW FEEDBACK & KEYS TO SUCCESS
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
With the Foundations support we were able to highlight our holdings on this subject and saw an increase in check out of materials.
Please share any suggestions that may help others plan their BAW events.
The photos on your website inspired me to put together the neuron activity.
Please provide any "quotable comments" on your BAW event(s).
We had lots of busy happy chatter but I think my favorite quote would be.
Boy brains are busy, now I know why I have to take a nap!