Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is an initiative that aims to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. BAW is celebrated every March and it is coordinated by the Dana Foundation, with the support of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). In Portugal, the campaign is coordinated by the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience (SPN) in collaboration with Ciência Viva.

CNC celebrates BAW every year, providing activities for school audience and the general public. Researchers visit schools and carry out games, “hands-on” activities and lectures on brain-related subjects. Open Labs allow the public to get to know the research carried out at CNC. Several events such as exhibitions, concerts, Science cafes, lectures and debates are also organized during BAW.

Over the years, CNC has been collaborating with several partners, such as Coimbra Institute for Clinical and Biomedical Research (iCBR), Science Museum of the University of Coimbra, Botanical Garden of University of Coimbra, Science Centres Exploratório and Rómulo, Education and Citizenship Institute and Coimbra University Radio.

Program for 2023




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Aluno do 10º ano da Escola Secundária Infanta Dona Maria (2021)

Aluno do 11º ano, Escola Secundária Fernando Namora (2021)

Docente do Ensino Secundário do Agrupamento de Escolas de Condeixa-a-Nova

Docente no Jardim de Infância dos Olivais

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