Dept. Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, G.d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara

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Dept. Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, G.d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2022

Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: Regional Brain Bee Competition

Target Audiences:

  • High school students (9-12)
  • Other
  • Other: Secondary school students (14-18)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

130

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

18 March – Regional Brain Bee competition. The three best students (selected locally at each school on February) from high schools of Pescara, Sulmona (AQ), and Giulianova (TE), participated in the regional selection of the National Brain Bee competition. The winner of the Regional selection was Lara De Cesaris from Liceo Scientifico L. Da Vinci of Pescara. She attended the National competition in Naples, Italy, on 9-10 May 2022.

16 March – Art competition. To play with school children (9-10 years old) who have become familiar with the functions of the brain through the observation of senses and feelings. The children participated by producing various works in the form of a composition, songs, artistic drawings, and a calendar with illustrations regarding the brain and senses. Among these, the most originals were awarded.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Our events were publicized by the University website and by e-mailing to selected addresses, by posters and brochures posted in schools, University, bookshops near University campus. Internet and e-mailing lists were useful to reach interested people, posters and press release attracted all other people and informed the parents of schoolchildren.

Resources

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

  • New Fact Sheets
  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

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?

To be an international network spreading knowledge in the neuroscience field.

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

Each year we have regular fixed appointments and new events. In both situations, we make new experiences and try to involve many people. From our experience in these last years, the followings are the milestone of our work. Considering that BAW is in March, to organize a school program, Directors and School staff should be contacted in September when they plan their academic year programs, at least in Italy. Then,
if proposals are accepted, the activities should be defined in December keeping in touch with the Teachers in order to best prepare the scholars. Moreover, it must consider the time necessary to publicize the events.

Event Photos

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The Regional winner of the Brain Bee Competition

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A work from the artistic competition among 10-year-old children

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A work from the artistic competition among 10-year-old children

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A work from the artistic competition among 10-year-old children

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Prof. Maria A Mariggio', Prof Simone Guarnieri

Contact Phone:

+39 0871541399

Contact Email:

maria.mariggio@unich.it

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