Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign every March that unites those who share an interest in elevating public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain and nervous system research. Every year campaign partners, universities, hospitals, patient groups, government agencies, schools, service organizations, and professional associations, organize creative activities in communities to educate and get people of all ages excited about the brain and brain research.
The goal is to inspire the next generation of scientists, contribute to a general understanding of basic brain functions, improve public health by expanding awareness of neurological disorders, and make the connection between increased support for biomedical research and benefits to public health. As someone who has experienced a brain injury, I know there is a great need for more brain research. The benefits of brain research cannot be underestimated.
This year the events sponsors, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Society for Neuroscience have teamed up with the Miami Science Museum to bring you and your kids a day full of fun and enlightening brain-related activities.On Saturday, March 20, 2010 the Miami Science Museum will be celebrating Brain Awareness week from 10am to 4pm with free activities for the whole family. Kids of all ages can participate with brain puzzles, optical illusions, DNA and much more. Parents will have an opportunity to participate in a special stay sharp panel discussion and also ask experts about successful aging between 11am and 1pm. This is a free event.
The Miami Science Museum is located at 3280 South Miami Ave. in Miami, FL 33129. For educational resources for kids go here.