Brain Awareness Week

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Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Organized by:
Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Participating Organizations:

Neuroscience Division at University Pablo de Olavide (Seville)

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

Two

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Other: Teachers

Approximate Number of People Reached:

250

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We reproduced a Scientific Meeting, with: 1) welcome and BAW material delivery; 2) interactive presentation about the brain structure and function; 3) collective construction of a felt synapse including several components (neurons, glia, receptors, actions potentials, etc.); 4) individual construction of a brain-hat representing cortical functions using stickers; 5) two experiments on taste and olfaction interaction; and 6) closing ceremony with the main conclusions and delivery of certificates.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails and Social media because they are the most used.

Resources

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • In Spain
  • we could not ask for DANA material this year.

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8
  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12
  • Puzzles: Mindboggling Series

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner
  • BAW Twitter Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

The activities were extremely fruitful. Many comments at the school webpage about the developed tasks and about the brain capabilities. Children reproduced some of the classroom experiences at home. Therefore, parents added their opinion in the WebPages and throughout the social media.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

To prepare very carefully and to make the activity interesting but with high scientific content; children can surprise with their questions and answers!

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

I do not use Facebook.

Event Photos

event single

Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://www.divisiondeneurociencias.es/index.php/news-and-events/the-dana-foundation

Contact Name:

Agnès Gruart

Contact Phone:

+34 954349511

Contact Email:

agrumas@upo.es

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