Brain Awareness Week

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Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala

Organized by:
Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala

Participating Organizations:
Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencias Fisiológicas Universidad Popular del Estado de Tlaxcala

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

10 Activities

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Radio Show
  • Workshop
  • Other: Brain Fair

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Other
  • Professionals
  • University students
  • Other: People with disabilities

Approximate Number of People Reached:

420

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)
  • Website

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The most successful methods were the local radio that belongs to the state university of Tlaxcala, and the local newspaper.

Resources

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • We did not solicit material.

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments
  • 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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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Rosa-Angélica Lucio

Contact Phone:

+52(246)262-1557

Contact Email:

lucioral@yahoo.com.mx

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