Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Brain Awareness Week March 15-21, 2010

Just to make sure that we all are prepared with our proper planning, proper gear, and some really cool ideas, I thought I'd let you know ahead of time.  OK, well, I just read about it--the Dana Foundation let me know about it.  Here are three sites to get you started.

The Dana Brain Foundation Website on Brain Week
As their website says,

Welcome to the Official Web Site of the Global Brain Awareness Week (BAW) Campaign.

Celebrating 15 Years of Education and Outreach about the Brain
Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March BAW unites the efforts of universities, hospitals, patient groups, government agencies, schools, service organizations, and professional associations worldwide in a week-long celebration of the brain.  Founded and coordinated by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and European Dana Alliance for the Brain, BAW is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary campaign in 2010.
The Society for Neuroscience page on BAW

Neuroscience for Kids CafePress site for shopping.

As for ideas, I am planning to include factoids in our daily bulletin (for which I also happen to record an audio version and post to our website).  The first two sites include ideas for promoting the event. 

For ideas that you've planned and/or successfully used in the past, please leave us your comments.

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