Brain Awareness Week

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Institute of Pharmacology Polish Academy of Sciences

Organized by:
Institute of Pharmacology Polish Academy of Sciences

Participating Organizations:
Institute of Pharmacology Polish Academy of Sciences, L'Oreal, Polish Neurobiological Society

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public

Approximate Number of People Reached:

500

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

This fascinating new project continued great success of our last year’s action: “the Neuroscience Bus”, and aimed to integrate neuroscience and brain awareness into the general community by presenting and displaying popular neuroscience within the city’s public spaces. On the 7th day of the BAW in Krakow (17.03.2019), the ‘Neuroscience boat’, was circling for 5 hours around the limits of the medieval and beautiful Krakow's old town. The selection of activities on board included short popular neuroscience lectures, scientific workshops, neuroscience promoting posters, multimedial presentations, and scientific riddles/quizzes. The activities on board engaged the crowds walking on the banks of the Vistula River and through the Krakow Old Town, offering brief encounters with neuroscience, and providing a chance of interaction between Krakow residents, tourists and neuroscientists. The Neuroscience Boat, operating under the patronage of Institute of Pharmacology Polish Academy of Sciences created an opportunity to interact with famous local neuroscientists and young PhD students, ask questions, and get immediate answers. We estimate that during the 5 hours of boat operation we easily reached several hundreds of people across the entire age spectrum. There was also an added value to the present project, which was the engagement of young neuroscientists (PhD students) into popularisation of neuroscience.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

FACEBOOK and RADIO BROADCAST- in this way we reached most of the people interested in our event

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:

  • none

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The Neuroscience Boat, operating under the patronage of Institute of Pharmacology Polish Academy of Sciences created an opportunity to interact with famous local neuroscientists and young PhD students, ask questions, and get immediate answers. We estimate that during the 5 hours of boat operation we easily reached several hundreds of people across the entire age spectrum. There was also an added value to the present project, which was the engagement of PhD students into popularization of science

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

There is enormous interest in the brain. Next year we need to figure out a way to accommodate all interested people as this time we had only limited capacity (boat size)

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

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Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://if-pan.krakow.pl/pl/wydarzenia-i-aktualnosci/aktualnosci/Dr-hab-Rafal-Rygula--otrzymal-The-Dana-Foundation-Grant-na-popularyzacje-neuronauki/304/

Contact Name:

Rafal Rygula

Contact Phone:

+48794421350

Contact Email:

RYGULA@GMAIL.COM

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