Events continue to flood into the Brain Awareness Week (BAW) Calendar of Events as partners prepare for BAW 2016! Across the continents, people of all ages will celebrate the brain from March 14-20 through lectures and symposiums, exhibits, workshops, lab tours, school visits, and much more!
In the US, 40 states to date are participating in the 2016 campaign. In California, the University of Santa Barbara’s Brainy Preschool will promote interest in the brain at a very young age by sending university students to local preschools. For older students, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign will celebrate its Brain Awareness Day with 25 interactive booths featuring games, crafts, and demonstrations. Here in New York City, the BioBus—a brain lab on wheels organized by braiNY—returns to city streets once again. If you’re in the area, come to Harlem on Saturday, March 12, to check it out!
Since Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign, there are also many celebrations happening overseas. In Russia, the Higher School of Economics (National Research University) will host a lecture on neuroeconomics for the general public, professionals, and university students. In Iran, the Hekmat Institute Psychology Association (HIPA) has a number of activities planned, including an artwork display at their Brainy Drawing Exhibition and fun interactive experiments with university students. Further west, in Germany, the Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin will screen the award-winning movie “Inside Out” for elementary and middle school students, and a brain expert will be on hand to answer questions about the film.
There are many more events from around the world on the BAW Calendar, so be sure to check them out! And, if you are a partner, don’t forget to share your events and to keep us posted on your efforts by using #brainweek on social media.
– Amanda Bastone