Brain Awareness Week

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4th Public Junior High School of Pyrgos Ilias Greece

Organized by:
4th Public Junior High School of Pyrgos Ilias Greece

Participating Organizations:
Hellenic Society for Neurosciences,University of Patras,Neuroscience Network of the University of Patras,Directorate of Secondary Education of Ilia

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

4

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lab Tour
  • Press Briefing
  • School Program
  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:

300

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

A group of 15 students comprising both boys and girls, of the 4th Junior High School of Pyrgos – Ilias, Greece has combined video art and a power point presentation in order to introduce to public and students to teenage brain. The preparation of the actions has involved team building games and the formation of several students groups with specific tasks and assignments to fulfil. Throughout the weeks, a number of experiments and lectures in order to enrich our knowledge background but also to cultivate a common understanding of issues pertaining to neuroscience and the nervous system. In parallel, the groups continued their study and came up with ideas for the presentation during the “BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK 2017”. Having planned our action as presented above, we invited constructive feedback from students so as to promote a spirit of collaboration. Eventually, our school group has decided to participate with a) an exhibition booth b) a digital audio-visual presentation c) a power point presentation In the first part of our presentation, the students had explain that teens respond differently and that is based in their brains! In the second partt of our presentation, the students presented a 4-minute video, a digital audio-visual storytelling that aims to explain visually how teens percieve adholesence throught their eyes and fotos Several “works” were on display at our booth such as:  paintings on canvas inspired by the brain and nervous system (15 paintings altogether)  a paper made mosaic neuron  a knit brain inspired sculpture ** promotional magnets ang key holders and many more We have achieved our goals thus everybody: teens themselves, parents, teachers had undrestood why teens acting differently.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

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

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Press Release and Social Media. Press Release for adult audience and social media for students.

Resources

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

One of our goals is to bring neuroscience closer to all people and regarding this goal we have been succesful. It is the 3rd year on a row that we have participated and everybody in our school community is expecting what we are going to present every year. On that terms our participation is beneficial

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Every year I ask the same thing. More and more examples on implementation, best practices , photos

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

ELENI NIKA

Contact Phone:

302621029977

Contact Email:

fe_kani@yahoo.gr

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