Brain Awareness Week

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Laboratory of Neurochemistry and Behavior

Organized by:
Laboratory of Neurochemistry and Behavior

Participating Organizations:
Coordination of Biological Sciences, Campus of Tucuruí, Federal Institute of Pará

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

In 2017, three events are held.

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • School Program
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Other
  • Professionals
  • University students
  • Other: 1) elderly in public social programs; 2) teachers of basic education; 3) university professor; 4) pedagogues; 5) psychologists
  • Other: doctors and nurses.

Approximate Number of People Reached:

In the school program were registered 1279 calls in two shifts for four days. In the workshop for the elderly were registered 61 appointments in one day. In six days of the lecture series, there were 232 participants.

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The activities carried out in the schools were performed in the form of an interactive fair. For elementary school students the main themes addressed were: organization of the nervous system, sensory systems, perception and visual attention. Now for high school students, were addressed themes more focused on their reality, being they: Organization of the brain, action potential and synapses, drug effects on the nervous system, sleep and biological rhythms and sex and emotions. For the elderly public, the activity was performed in the form of a workshop, presenting activities that may improve the quality of life of individuals through games and actions that if carried out daily can stimulate the improvement of the cerebral activity for memory, attention and motor coordination, such as domino games, word games, tower of Hanoi, drawing and painting, among others On the other hand, the cycle of lectures, aimed at a more specialized audience, addressed several topics of interest in neurosciences and behavior, so that it could contribute to the training and performance of undergraduate professionals and students. Among the topics covered, we had: history of neurosciences and their evolution, educational actions adapted for blind individuals, neuroprotection from physical exercise, neuroparasitoses, cancers in the nervous system, personality in animals, neuropharmacology of chronic pain and the development of animal models.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Dissemination by folders and presentation in universities, hospitals and schools.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media through Facebook and Instagram and presentation in universities.

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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

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

  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

BAW attracted the interest of Biological Sciences course students who were involved in the planning and execution of all activities. All this involvement resulted in an evident deepening and mastery of neuroscience content and behavior as well as the ability to expose this to different public participants. All the activities were well received by the different partners.

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

The creation of an extension journal to publish successful experiences at BAW as a stimulus to students.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes it's very helpful.

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://tucurui.ifpa.edu.br/ultimas-noticias/274-ifpa-campus-tucurui-realiza-vi-semana-nacional-do-cerebro

Contact Name:

André Walsh-Monteiro

Contact Phone:

+5594981140236

Contact Email:

awmonteiro@bol.com.br

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