Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL)

Organized by:
Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL)

Participating Organizations:

Eureka! Zientzia museoa, Kutxa Fundazioa

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Online/Virtual
  • School Program
  • Social Media Campaign
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High school students (9-12)
  • Middle school students (6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

A fair was be held over the weekend, with workshops and talks.

The talks were in Spanish or Basque and covered topics regarding the development of language in infants and neuronal plasticity. They were retransmitted via Zoom for those attendees that were not able to assist in person.

The workshops comprised different activities for the children and their families, giving them an overview of the brain and its functions. They started by creating neurons from craft blocks and seeing how they connect to each other to transmit information. The next step was to learn about the different areas of the brain and their functions, for which a paper hat was made and compared to a real animal brain! The workshops ended with a fun collection of optical illusions to learn more about perception and how our brains can sometimes trick us. The workshops were offered in Basque, Spanish, and English.

In addition, on school days, students from different schools participated in workshops specially designed according to their age at the Eureka museum.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

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

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Website and social media accounts of the museum.


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

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
  • Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
  • Truth or Myth Flash Cards

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • Other

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • Materials in Spanish

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

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Highlighting the impact of our daily habits in our brain functioning to the general public and children is of great importance to the community.
Spreading scientific knowledge, such as basic neuroscience in this case, contributes to a stronger scientific background of the general public.

Event Photos

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Several families during a workshop at the weekend

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Children from a school participating in a workshop

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Several families during a workshop at the weekend

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Talk about Neuronal Plasticity by Dr. Ileana Quiñones

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Children looking at the animal (calf) brain after the workshop

Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Laura de Frutos and Sandra Rodríguez

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

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