Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- Lecture/ Briefing
- 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:
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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
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