Volunteerism is Key to Offering Successful Neuroscience Outreach with Limited Resources Neuroscience Topics Covered by the Various Activities

Amy R Pearce, Malathi Srivatsan


As sponsors of a university Society for Neuroscience (SfN) organization, we and our student members are committed to  neuroscience  outreach  but  with  limited resources, it is not feasible for us to host a week-long  program  during National Brain Awareness Week (BAW).   Hence, we decided on a  half-day  program wherein attendees are provided with information about the workings of the nervous system and current research in the field in a fun and interactive environment.   Our  volunteers  —  mostly undergraduate students  —  select hands-on activities, gather required materials, and actively engage participants of all ages.  We coined the event Brain Awareness Day (BAD) and  organize the  annual  program  on a budget between $100-$300.


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