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Brain Awareness Week (BAW) - March 14-20, 2011

What is Brain Awareness Week?
Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a "global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research." This week-long celebration of the brain occurs every March, and brings together organizations throughout the world. During Brain Awareness Week, partners organize activities to educate people of all ages about the brain and brain research. As the official website describes: "Events are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations. Examples include open days at neuroscience laboratories; museum exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; displays at malls, libraries, and community centers; and classroom workshops."

 

TDLC and Brain Awareness Week

TDLC celebrated Brain Awareness Week on March 19, 2011 from 9:30-12:00 at the Supercomputer Center. Members of the The Educator Network’s Distinguished Educator Panel invited guests from their respective schools to hear Andrea Chiba discuss The Science of Learning and participate in various laboratory demonstrations. The Dana Foundation supplied resources for teachers to use in their classrooms. Please contact Doris Alvarez for more information: 858 -822-7974 or dorisalvarez1@gmail.com.