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Brain Awareness Week at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy

ORGANIZED BY:
American University Neuroscience Department

Event Date + Time:
March 17, 2020 6:00 pm - March 17, 2020 7:30 pm

Event Location:
3675 Ely Pl SE, Washington, Maryland, United States

Venue Name:
Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy Directions

About This Event


Event Description:

We have organized an event with the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy (YBA) to teach 3rd through 8th graders about neuroscience in general and how it relates to baseball. We’re going to be hosting three separate evenings of activities that week with the intention of reaching in total almost 120 students and ~40 adult volunteers and Academy staff. The idea is that we’ll have a short introduction to neuroscience and a demonstration of how our brains control our movements using materials from Backyard Brains and how it relates to playing baseball. The students will then have time to visit different stations with different neuroscience themed activities at each, including response time challenges, vision shifting hitting and catching, and the importance of wearing helmets and protecting our spines when batting.

Type(s) of Event:

Brain Fair, School Program

Audiences:

Elementary school students (1-5), General Public, Middle school students (6-8)

Required Registration?

Yes

Organizer’s Details


Organizing Institution:

American University Neuroscience Department

Sponsoring Institutions:

Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy

Contact Information:

Name: Samantha White

Phone: (440) 969-8459

Email: sw3462a@student.american.edu

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