Brain Awareness Week

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Institute of Bioscience of Botucatu

Organized by:
Institute of Bioscience of Botucatu

Participating Organizations:
São Paulo State University

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Other: interactive booths fo emotions

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public

Approximate Number of People Reached:

100 students and 800 general public (mainly adults)

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

This year we explored emotions. Through interactive activities we presented the importance of the emotions and its recognition. The students were divided into groups for explanations on interactive stations (about 15 minutes) about the central pathways, neurotransmitters, empathy and face expressions. We also gave copies of recreational and coloring sheets (cross-words, figures, labyrinths). We also presented 2 lectures one about the benefits of meditation to the health of the mind, and how we should be aware about using some mosquito repellents in order to avoid bad effects, specially to the central nervous system. We gave to the audience and general public informative sheets about Alzheimer disease and stroke. People were very happy to have access to the knowledge.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media helps to remind dates and time sharplly.

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:

  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
  • Other

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • What are neurodegenerative diseases
  • what happens when the brain is injured

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets

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

  • Fact Sheets

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • 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?

Spreading knowledge, even the most basic, and seeing children and adults satisfied is the most rewarding.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Juliana De Gobbi

Contact Phone:

55 14 3880319

Contact Email:

degobbijuliana@gmail.com

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