Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
9 lectures + 3 lab tour
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- Lecture/ Briefing
- High School students(9-12)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
As happens in past editions, our main goal was to increase public consciousness of the importance of brain research, revealing how investigation is performed in the laboratories. In order to sensibly the young students for the topic, we organize lectures on brain-related topics in schools. The sessions were organized in 9 different schools. covering several brain topics including: brain research in Portugal, brain and drugs, differences in the brain over the development, memory mechanisms, diseases that affect the nervous system, psychiatric disorders, the relation between the sleep and the brain, brain connectivity. Additionally, open days at neuroscience laboratories were organized to the young students.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Other Publicity Methods:
These seminars were announced via internet with the collaboration of “Ciência Viva” - National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture.
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:
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 students which participated in the sessions gave us a positive feedback and motivated us to continue to do these activities. For the point of view of the researchers it is important to share our knowledge with the local community, increasing the visibility of the Institute and, at a personal level, developing organization and communication skills.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
The Brain Awareness Week activities are a wonderful opportunity to share our knowledge with the general public, increasing the proximity of the society with the researchers.
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