Brain Awareness Week: Get Involved!
- Published26 Mar 2012
- Reviewed26 Mar 2012
- Source BrainFacts/SfN
Although Brain Awareness Week is officially the third week of March, there are many ways to get involved throughout the year.
Julia Brewster, Queen's University (2007).
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- Hold a public lecture featuring a local neuroscientist.
- Organize a brain fair with crafts and games for families.
- Share brain health tips with a senior citizen group.
Explore neuroscience your way.
- Support brain awareness through music, video, or dance.
- Have an art display or poetry contest inspired by the brain.
- Write an op-ed or letter to the editor for your local newspaper.
Encourage interest in the brain with contests, games, and challenges.
- Hold a brain trivia night in your community.
- Get involved in a Brain Bee as a participant, organizer or volunteer.
Spread the word about Brain Awareness Week in your community.
- Post your event on the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives calendar at Dana.org.
- Publicize events to various audiences: invite schools or teachers, post fliers in libraries or businesses, or write a press release about the campaign for local media.
Seek sponsors that can support or fund outreach activities.
- Reach out to neighborhood businesses and organizations for volunteers, event space, or food.
- Find a partner to help fund initiatives or provide event materials.
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