Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Our group of graduate students and faculty visited middle school classes to give interactive demonstrations examining sensory perception, neuronal signaling in humans and invertebrates, and comparative neuroanatomy. We used Backyard Brains' Human-human EMG kit and Spiker box for these activities. We first gave a brief (5-7min) powerpoint presentation of neuroscience basics (what the CNS is, how neurons communicate, etc) as well as the different levels of research. The class was then split into 3-4 groups and rotated through each activity station, spending 12-15min at each. We regrouped at the end, with students asking questions and volunteers sharing about their own research projects and what fuels their passion for neuroscience.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
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:
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Local students were excited about neuroscience research
Did/do you like our Facebook page?