BAW Report 2013

GENERAL INFORMATION

Organizing institution

Tigard Public Library

Other participating organizations

Tigard High School National Honor Society and Tigard High School Special Abilities volunteer group.

BAW Web site

n/a

Phone:

503-684-6537

Email:

terri@tigard-or.gov

BAW EVENT(S) SUMMARY

Type of BAW events held

  • Workshop
  • Other

Other event type:

n/a

Target audience(s)

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • Other

Other Audience:

Families and caregivers

Approximate number of people reached

42

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

  • Advertisements
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website

Other publicity methods:

Progam flyer. 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.

BAW RESOURCES

Dana Alliance publications/resources distributed

  • More Mindbogglers!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

Other Dana Alliance materials distributed:

  • Buttons, stickers and bookmarks.

Official BAW graphic materials used

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster

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.


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!

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The International Brain Foundation, Missouri, USA

The International Brain Foundation, Missouri, USA

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BAW Campaign Headquarters

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
505 Fifth Avenue, Sixth Floor
New York, New York 10017
Tel: +1 212 401-1689
Email: bawinfo@dana.org 

Kathleen M. Roina

Campaign Director
E-mail: kroina@dana.org

Simon Fischweicher
Campaign Coordinator
E-mail: sfischweicher@dana.org


Kathleen and Simon at the BioBus, BAW 2013.