Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits ofbrain research. This year, BAW will take place from March 10-17 and the WFU Brain Awareness Council is hosting and participating in various events throughout March and April in our local community for people of all ages in celebration of the brain. BAW was founded and is coordinated by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and European Dana Alliance for the Brain and is supported by the Society for Neuroscience. Please join the WNCSfN and WFU BAC in this brainy celebration! Also, “like” our facebook page to receive updates on BAW events!
- Brain Awareness Day at SciWorks
Tuesday, March 13, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 400 Hanes Mill Road
The WFU Brain Awareness Council together with the Western NC Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, SciWorks and Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds Initiative are hosting Brain Awareness Day at SciWorks on March 13th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Area schools have signed up to bring approximately 350 middle and high school students to the event. Our volunteers will organize stations throughout the museum focusing on various aspects of our favorite thing– the brain! This year’s stations include: Human Brain, Comparative Brains, Hearing, Vision, Visual Plasticity, Visual Illusions, Build a Neuron, Two-point Discrimination, Multisensory Integration, Careers in Science and the exciting new station Muscle Neurotransmission (where you can see the electrical signals your muscles use during movement).
- Brain Power! Family Fun with Neuroscience at The Children’s Museum
Sunday, March 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 390 South Liberty Street
It’s never too young to start learning about the brain. The WFU Brain Awareness Council together with the WNCSfN are hosting Brain Power! Family fun with Neuroscience at The Children’s Museum of Winston Salem on March 17th from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Age-appropriate brain-themed stations will be operated by our volunteers throughout the museum. Touch a human brain! Compare the difference between a rat and pig brain! Learn how your brain changes! And more! Museum admission is $7 for adults and children over age 1, $6 for seniors above age 62 and free for children under 1 year. For more information visit their website or call the Museum at 336-723-9111.
- Brain Injury Association of NC (BIANC) Walk and Roll-a-thon for Brain Injury Prevention, at High Point City Lake Park on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.
Walk for Thought! Walk for Safety of Athletes! Walk for the Troops! The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC) will be hosting their 7th annual Walk & Roll-a-thon at High Point City Lake Park in Jameston, NC on Saturday April 13th to raise money to benefit people with brain injury and their families. Contact the Team Leader, Lindsey Pattison at to join the BAC/WNCSfN team or make a donation on our behalf to support this great cause! Registration is $25 per person at the event (if you sign up one week before the event it is only $20, see their website for more info), and everyone receives an event t-shirt and lunch following the walk. There are also raffles and speakers to make this a fun and informative event on brain injury.
Schedule of Events:
- Registration: 9 am – 10 am
- Walk & Roll-athon: 10:30 am
- Vendors & Activities available: 9 am – 12 pm
- Lunch will be served at 11:30