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Brain Awareness Campaign

A student at a Brain Awareness event shows off his neuron model.
A student at a Brain Awareness event shows off his neuron model.
A boy participates in a demonstration about phantom limbs at a 2011 National Museum of Health and Medicine Brain Awareness event in Washington, DC.
A boy participates in a demonstration about phantom limbs at a 2011 National Museum of Health and Medicine Brain Awareness event in Washington, DC.
Students learn about the nervous system with a model of the brain and spinal cord at a Brain Awareness event.
Students learn about the nervous system with a model of the brain and spinal cord at a Brain Awareness event.
Students examines a human brain at a Brain Awareness event at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Students examines a human brain at a Brain Awareness event at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Students interact with a service dog at a 2014 Brain Awareness Event.
Students interact with a service dog at a 2014 Brain Awareness Event.
The Brain Awareness Campaign is a worldwide celebration of the brain that brings together scientists, families, schools, and communities. Although Brain Awareness Week is officially March 10-16, 2014, there are many ways to get involved throughout the year.

The global celebration, launched by The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, presents an opportunity to bring attention to brain science advances and advocate for science funding. Brain Awareness Week serves as a launching point for year-round Brain Awareness activities.

Brain Awareness events are limited only by your imagination. Consider open houses at neuroscience labs, exhibitions about the brain, lectures on brain-related topics, displays at libraries and community centers, classroom workshops, and more. How will you educate the public and promote brain science?

Resources from SfN.org and BrainFacts.org

Additional Resources from The Dana Foundation:

Brain Awareness Week News

Call for Posters: Promote Your Education Outreach at Neuroscience 2014

Aug 22, 2014

Share your ideas, initiatives, and successes in neuroscience education outreach by presenting a poster at the Brain Awareness Campaign event at Neuroscience 2014.

2014 International Brain Bee Winner Announced

Aug 15, 2014

Gayathri Muthukumar from India won this competition for secondary students and will complete an internship with a neuroscientist, sponsored by SfN.

Back to School: Outreach Opportunities

Aug 18, 2014

Help local educators teach about the brain this school year by joining the Find a Neuroscientist network.

2014 National Science Olympiad Winners Announced

Jun 24, 2014

Evelyn Yeh and Kevin Bao, students from Troy High School in Fullerton, California, won the 2014 National Science Olympiad Anatomy and Physiology Division C Event.

Brain Awareness Week 2014 Roundup

Apr 01, 2014

Read about BAW events around the globe and share your experience with SfN.

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