Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- School Program
- Other: Running; Disclosure activities in public spaces
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The main activities realized during BAW 2016 include: – Activities in school: Theoretical and practical activities adressing the effects of drugs in the brain, neuromiths; brain diseases, sleep and others were developed in 4 public schools; – Activities in university: Lectures adressing neuroscience researches developed in our university were promoted; – Public activities: Activities were developed in public parks focusing general public. These activities adreesed zika virus and microcephaly, neurodegenerative brain diseases and other themes; – Running for a health brain: A public running was promoted to disclose the neuroscience and the brain, highlighting the effects of physical activity in brain. All activities generate engagement of the public involved and were able to reach their goal, contributing to dissemination of brain science.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- New Puzzles/Games
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
We feel that people became more curious about the brain and about science, what is a very good outcome. The knowledge shared in the activities can promote better health and life quality.
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Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
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