Brain Awareness Week

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James Cook University

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James Cook University

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

One

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

100 students and their teachers

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

March 16 2017 saw James Cook University hold its third BAW evening. We invite students from local high schools in the region to come to the university to attend a lecture about the brain, this year it was on memory and learning. We then headed into the Anatomy and Physiology labs where the high school students participated in activities to learn about the human brain. We had a station where the students are able to observe and handle human brains and in the physiology lab the student were able to do activities and discuss topics involving the brain. This year the topics were the blood- brain barrier and brain research. The activity was electromyographs. We received lots of positive feedback and many students are looking forward to coming back next year.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Because we focus on the local schools email is the most successful means of communication.

Resources

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?

The high school students discovered numerous things about the brain and memory and learning that they did not know previously. And we encouraged the students to think about studying science in the future

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Sharron Long

Contact Phone:

07 42321927

Contact Email:

sharron.long1@jcu.edu.au

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