BAW Report 2018

GENERAL INFORMATION

Organizing institution:

Academy of Neurosciences

Other participating organizations:

Hellenic Society for Neuroscience

BAW Web site:

http://www.exploringthebrain.gr/

Phone:

00306944565381

Email:

ktsamis1981@yahoo.gr

BAW EVENT(S) SUMMARY

Number of events organized during BAW:

10

Type of BAW events held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Press Briefing
  • Other

Other event type:

Film presented in a digital portable full dome

Target audience(s):

  • General Public
  • High school students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • University students

Approximate number of people reached:

3000

Details of major BAW events/activities:

The event was addressed to school and university srudents as well as adults and its objective was to familiarize them with basic current knowledge of Neuroscience and different aspects of brain research. It was organized by the Academy of Neuroscience (http://acne.gr/) in collaboration with the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience (https://www.hsfn.gr/) and it took place on 17th and 18th of March 1018, in Athens, in the National Library of Greece accommodated in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (https://www.snfcc.org/?lang=en). The following activities were included in the event: 1. Neurodome film (http://www.neurodome.org/) presented in a digital portable full dome (360o) theater the Planetarium on the Go (http://www.planetariumotg.com/). The film reveals images of the brain and was created specifically for showing in a dome. This fascinating show managed to excite the interest of the audience and introduce them in the area of Neuroscience. 2. Exhibition of educational material related to different aspects of Neuroscience for high school students, university students and adults. This provided an interactive learning of basic macroscopic characteristics of the human brain on models and microscopic neuronal morphology on brightfield microscopes. Visitors also had the opportunity to see on monitors, videos with examples of neurons activated in different situations, like place cells in hippocampal formation and neurons of the occipital lobe. 3. Exhibition of educational material related to the Neuroanatomy adapted for middle school stuudents. 4. Interactive neuroscience lectures were held in the Lecture Hall of the National Library of Greece throughout the weekend.

EVENT PLANNING & PUBLICITY

Publicity methods used:

  • Advertisements
  • Mailings
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of these publicity methods was most successful?

Social Media and Website

BAW FEEDBACK & KEYS TO SUCCESS

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

BAW significantly helped the outreach of Academy for Neurosciences

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