Hellenic SOS Villages, Hospitality Center for male children

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Hellenic SOS Villages, Hospitality Center for male children

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

In the context of the BAW 2019, we, from the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and Poirazi lab have organized a variety of activities for specific age groups to explain and explore the fascinating concept of how the brain works. Our team tried to make this week impressive and memorable with two separate events. The events took place from 14-15.03.2019 in the Hospitality Center for male children and at SOS Children’s Villages in Heraklion, Greece, respectively. The audience was comprised of elementary/middle/high school students. Prior and throughout the week, we disseminated the event through mailing lists and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), so as to grab people’s attention. Our activities were designed to address all the aforementioned target groups. With an introductory lecture on how the brain works we started the BAW at both events. The aim of the workshop was to familiarize children with the most important functional regions of the brain by focusing on the importance of learning and memory processes. For this purpose, a model of the brain was utilized alongside with the presentation and an interactive discussion with the students. Afterwards, students were able to choose between several hands-on activities, games and experiments, that reached across disciplines and age groups. Specifically, elementary students were engaged with making types of neurons with plasteline and painting neuroscience images, middle students observed nerve cells as an electrical circuit and played memory games, and high school students were making neural networks with the assistance of NEURONIFY.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media


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:

  • More Mindbogglers!
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • Puzzles: Grades K-2
  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8
  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
  • Lesson Plans Grades K-5
  • Lesson Plans Grades 6-8

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?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

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Maria Karatsoli

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