Instituto de Educação e Cidadania (Institute for Education and Citizenship

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Instituto de Educação e Cidadania (Institute for Education and Citizenship

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Exhibit: “Expose the brain”, 20 original works (more than 100 viewers) Students and teachers were invited to participate in this exhibit sending us a work about the brain. We received photos, sculptures, paintings, posters, puzzles, huge assembly about the central nervous system, using different materials and techniques. This exhibit was presented at Instituto de Educação e Cidadania and will be also presented at FECIOB 2017, The Science fair of Oliveira do Bairro, October 4-6th 2017. Conference: Two Neuroscientists, two different trajectories (more than 60 people on the audience) Two young neuroscientists presented their singular school and academic journey until their situation now, showing to the public the difficulties, but also the joys of being a neuroscientist. Neurons and brains at school – lecture/workshop to fourth grade students (51 students) After a small lecture about the brain and their functions, students were able to make and paint a brain.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails and posters (schools, libraries, etc)


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?

We use to do this kind of activities in our Institute. However, it was the first time we did it with BAW support. We believe that these activities are important to explain to children, parents and teachers the importance of the brain, how it works and engage them in Science.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Ana Santos-Carvalho

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