Brain Awareness Week

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University of Zadar

Organized by:
University of Zadar

Participating Organizations:

University of Zadar, EVN, FENS, Školska knjiga,

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

15

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Press Briefing
  • School Program
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

500

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Department of Psychology, University of Zadar, celebrates BAW since 2005 and our former programs usually included activities assigned to different age groups. The aim of all our activities is the promotion of neuroscience researches with an emphasis on keeping the brain fit and healthy throughout the lifespan. The project Our Brain Stories resented a continuation of our earlier activities. Workshops for kindergarten kids and primary school pupils included learning of basic facts about the brain. The title of the topics were: How Your Brain works?, Magical Brain, A window into the world of neurons, etc. Different activities, such as short plays, matching of puzzles, drawing brain, neuro-quiz took place. A total of 80 kindergarten kids took part in these workshops. Following the instructions of the Croatian Society for Neuroscience, three workshops with following topics: Tolerance, Child’s Brain and Tolerance, Empathy – We, kids, also feel and understand, were organized for at least 60 primary pupils and about 30 kindergarten kids. Professors and students from Department of Psychology gave workshops and lectures for secondary school pupils and university students. Two performances (Your Brain in Love) were performed by psychology students for 60 secondary school pupils and 30 university students. The lecture about sexuality (Let’s Get It On) is held in the Students’ Club (cca. 50 students in audience). Our Mobile Laboratory visited secondary schools, where professors and psychology students carried out various interesting experiments (Stroop effect, mental rotations, geometric illusions, etc). Our Mobile Laboratory visited 60 secondary school pupils. In public library was held lecture All you need to know a

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Resources

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:

  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Buttons

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • BAW Bookmark
  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets

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

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

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?

Promotion of our Institution and brain research

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://www.unizd.hr/psihologija/TjedanMozga/tabid/5049/Default.aspx

Contact Name:

Matilda Nikolić

Contact Phone:

00 385 23 200 570

Contact Email:

matilda.nikolic@gmail.com

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