If you read our blog, you’re sure to know that this week is Brain Awareness Week! Coordinated by the Dana Foundation, Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.
This year, hundreds of events are planned worldwide; check out the Dana Alliance’s International Calendar of Events to look for activities in your area. For our New York readers, be sure to also visit the braiNY website for family lab fairs and workshops, as well as lectures and storytelling. Our staff will be reporting on a number of the New York events on this blog, so stay tuned.
The Dana Foundation homepage this week features special BAW interviews and announcements. Every day, we’ll be posting a new BAW partner interview, which offer great tips on planning science-based events. Today’s Q&A is with Andrea Schierkolk, public programs manager for the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Maryland, which collaborates with universities, government agencies, and hospitals to present a week-long brain-centric program for middle school students. Of the many fun and creative interactive activities, the perpetual favorite is “The Drunken Brain,” presented by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.