Although Brain Awareness Week is officially the third week of March, there are many ways to get involved throughout the year.
Students examine samples of a pig's brain to learn neuroanatomy.
Julia Brewster, Queen's University (2007).
Brain research is not just for experts. Share the wonders of neuroscience with the help of BrainFacts.org.
- 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.