Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Radio Show
- Other: Brain Fair
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- University students
- Other: People with disabilities
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Event 1. Opening ceremony that included a ceremony with the presence of university authorities. Lectures of Popular Science: "Sex hormones and the brain", "Nervous activities in microbes", "Roads of the brain: nervous modulation of female physiology". Event 2: Black theater "Astro and Neuro" It was a puppet theater using two puppet laboratory rats explaining the general function of neurons and glial cells. Other puppets were uses as neurons and glial cells. Event 3: Radio that included publicity of the activities organized during the BAW in Tlaxcala City. Also, includes information capsule about sleep disturbances and others. Event 4: Workshop about the spinal reflex. It consisted of a brief explanation of the elements of the reflex arc and a demonstration. Event 5: Workshop about the sense of taste and smell. It consisted of a brief explanation of the peripheral and cerebral structures involved in taste and smell, and a corresponding demonstration. Event 6: Models of the electric synapses, limbic system, cerebral lobes and spinal cord. All of them hand made. Event 7: Manual activities included different type of material to assemble neurons, brains, and the nervous system. Event 8: Table games such as lottery and memorama and others related to the nervous system. Event 9: Poster session about nerve injury during parturition, reproduction, autonomic ganglia and others. Event 10: Theather. It was a execution by two persons using motley representing laboratory rats. They have a conversation about the neurons and glial cells. Some pictures are used as support material.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- We did not solicit material.
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- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The Society for Neuroscience through the Mexican Chapter gave financial resources to carry out some activities of the BAW in Tlaxcala, city (México). Immediate outcomes: The transmission of information about the nervous system through the various activities programmed for different audiences.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
If possible, include material and activities for the blind people. This is the second year that we have blind people among the public.
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