Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Activities fall into three categories: -Conferences.- Researchers from different institutions spoke about autism, chocolate and brain activity, binge eating disorder and cognitive decline. On average above 100 persons attended wach conference. -Simposium.- This event was carried out by students enrolled in a Masters in Science graduate program. The idea was to share the experience of being a graduate students to undergraduates of different areas (psychology, medicine, nursery, etc). Only 55 students attended. The goal was not fully achieved, although it turned out to be a good first experience for this activity. -Workshop with elementary school students.- A brain rally was carried out with children, the goal was to work executive functions and to learn abour brain. The objective was achieved, children eagerly participated and learnt a lot through this activity.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Other Publicity Methods:
University radio program
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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:
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Local community benefited from BAW since it contributed to make neurosciences reachable for everyone, helping to break the barrier between science and people
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