Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- School Program
- Other: competition
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
REWIRED BRAINS: involve the students to search and discover the brain facts; • involve the students to learn and compete into neuroscience competition; • share to students, teachers and parents the ultimate in brain research; • share to public the BAW event. Specific activities: On 14th march was organized the poster exhibition Brain Facts with translated posters from Brain Facts.org web site. On 15th march, was organized Neuroset competition – a live neuroscience competition for 7th grade students about anatomy and physiology of human brain, sense and brain disease. On 16th march, was organized BAW neuromodels. Students presented models made by themselves about type neurotransmitters: acetylcholine, dopamine, endorphins, serotonine, glutamate, GABA, epinephrine, On 17th march was organized the lecture Brain in the news with short presentations made by students about latest researches and discoveries in neuroscience, published in Brain in the news journal from Dana Foundation. On 18th march was organized the student symposium “Making your mind” On 19th march was organized Romanian Brain Bee competition where the winners of local Brain Bee competition attended the live neuroscience competition for 9th to 12th grade students.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- New Puzzles/Games
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The students are interested in attending neuroscience competitions and to do their own studies about brain facts. This project it’s beneficial to organize the students in teams and to developing the social abilities.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Be creative and don’t give up.
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