Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: High school students (15-19) and teachers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Brain week was held from 14 to 17 March 2016. The theme this year was: “Brain, creativity and emotions.” a call for high school students involved in the development of posters both individually and in teams mentored by a professor was developed. The posters feature the popular science was to be exposed in the premises of the school to the student community with the aim of disseminating scientific different topics around creativity, emotions and brain. He attended 83. Likewise, five lectures were given by specialists from the fields of biology, psychology, medicine and neurosciences to high school students. The aim, disseminating different perspectives on topics such as the importance of sleep in emotions, brain areas, hippocampal, explanations of neurosciences on emotions, among others. Finally it conducted five workshops, where teachers worked with students in the development of anatomical models of the brain to explain hemispheric specialization, the operation of lateral thinking and creativity in the brain. It was attended by approximately 750 students participating, five speakers, 5 teachers who give a workshop, 18 advisory tearchers and 3 advisers organizers
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Other Publicity Methods:
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:
- It’s Mindboggling!
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans
Other Downloadable Materials:
- participant certificate for DANA
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Poster
- BAW Web site banner
- BAW Facebook Cover Photo
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
greater interest on the neurosciences and the study of the brain in different areas for students
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
choose the subject that your event as well as the activities that contain
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
have photographs organized by year of events held by participants