Brain Awareness Week

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Gd’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara

Organized by:
Gd'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara

Participating Organizations:
Italian Society for Neuroscience

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

3

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: Regional Brain Bee

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

14 March and 15 April 2016 – How the brain speaks? At the elementary school of Scuola Primaria D.D. 6° Circolo of Chieti, children have become familiar with the functions of the brain through games and group competitions. 15 March 2016 – Lab Tour: high school students (14-18) visited the laboratories of the Centro Studi sull'Invecchiamento (CeSI-MET, G.d'Annunzio University, Chieti). 20 February and 19 March 2016 - Regional Brain Bee competion. The first 5 best students (selected locally at each school on 20 February) from the Liceo Classico and Scientifico of Pescara and Liceo Scientifico of Sulmona (AQ) and Giulianova (TE), participated to the regional selection of the National Brain Bee. The first three students (Alessandro Di Nicola, Daniele Russo, Chiara Di Censo) attended to the National competion held in Brescia on 30 April 2016. Chiara Di Censo became National Champion and will participate to the international selection the next July!

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 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 attracted all other people and informed the parents of school children.

Resources

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 Stickers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • Fact Sheets
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

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

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

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

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

Considering that BAW is on March, to organize a school program, Directors and School staff should be contacted on September when they plan their academic year programs, at least in Italy. Then, if proposal are accepted, the activities should be defined on December keeping in touch with the Teachers in order to prepare the scholars at the best. Moreover it must consider the time necessary to publicize the events.

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Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Maria A Mariggio'

Contact Phone:

+39 08713554048

Contact Email:

mariggio@unich.it

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