Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- High School students(9-12)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
London brain Bee Future neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists and doctors from secondary schools in London and beyond came together to participate in the annual London Brain Bee championship on Saturday 17th March at the Sainsbury Wellcome Center (SWC) for Neural Circuits and Behaviour. The event was funded by the Company of Biologists, DANA Foundation and King’s College London Public Engagement grant. The Brain Bee championship exposes young students to the study of the brain early in their academic careers, and aims to motivate students to pursue careers in psychology, neurology, neurosurgery, or neuroscience. The one-day competition is open to all secondary school students. Local Brain Bee Volunteers Hold a Sheep Brain Dissection Workshop at the Thomas Bishop Grant School London, UK – March 16, 2018 Three local British Brain Bee (registered charity number 1175560) volunteers attended a local secondary school in Streatham, London, for a brain anatomy-related activity. More than 30 students from the Thomas Bishop Grant School attended the after-school event, where volunteers gave a brief introduction to brain structures and functions. Alongside the presentation, students dissected sheep’s brains and located the various brain structures discussed during the talk. The students showed great enthusiasm and attentiveness during the one hour-long activity. While had dissected other animal organs in the past as part of their curriculum, this was the first time they were given the opportunity to study brains first-hand. The volunteers also enjoyed the opportunity to interact with younger students and encourage their interest in neuroscience.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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 downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
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