Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- School Program
- Other: Regional Brain Bee Competition
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- University students
- Other: Secondary school students (14-18)
- Other: PostDoc
- Other: researchers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
13-21 March – A cycle of seminars to University and PhD students, and researchers “TOWARDS A NEW PALEOLITHIC?”. Prof A. Pitasi spoke and drove the discussion about the human knowledge in the present society and how the society influences human behavior. Different social events were treated, such as Brexit populisms, behavioral dynamics in the electoral campaign, the formation of the elites, for example; through the type of brain, or rather the part of the brain, which is used in a predominant way demonstrating that in some behaviors, the man of today is not so different from the Paleolithic man.The seminars interested the audience urging curiosity and discussion. 17 March- Regional Brain Bee competition. The first five best students (selected locally at each school on February) from the high schools of Pescara, Sulmona (AQ), L’Aquila, Francavilla al mare and Ortona (CH) and Giulianova (TE), participated to the regional selection of the National Brain Bee. The first three best students, Lorenzo Gattone, Matteo Zazzini and Desiree Berardinucci, attend to the National competion in Catania, Italy. 23 March-During the afternoon, at the elementary school of Scuola Primaria 6° Circolo of Chieti, children have become familiar with the functions of the brain through games and group competitions, training their senses supervised by their teachers and researchers. 28 March – A whole morning dedicated to “visit” the neuroscience, the students visited the labs of the research center of CeSI-MeT of the University of Chieti-Pescara, where the students participated to some experiments concerning learning and memory tests on small animals. The little students were fully excited!
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Press Release/Media Advisory
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 Stickers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- The Five Senses Coloring Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- 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:
Each year we have regular fixed appointments and new events, in both situations we make new experience and try to involve much people. From our esperience in these last years, the followings are the milestone of our work. 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 proposals 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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