Atlanta is home to great Neuroscience Research and Public Education programs from many participating institutions. The goal of the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (ACSfN) is to provide a forum for bringing together these resources.

The ACSfN sponsors Brain Awareness Programs in Atlanta. Teachers can request a scientist to visit their classroom. ACSFN Participating Institutions maintain a variety of Neuroscience Teaching Materials including Brains that may be used in outreach activities.

BAM

By proclamation of Governor Nathan Deal, March is "Brain Awareness Month"; BAM! for short. Each year, the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience spreads the word about brain research to schools and the public. We coordinate visits from neuroscientists to Atlanta-area elementary, middle, and high schools, reaching thousands of students. Although we carry out our mission to share discoveries about the brain throughout the year, March is a very special time when vigor is renewed, and we forge new friendships with educators like you!

K-12 Educators: Want a neuroscientist to visit your classroom? Click here!

Discover how you may include neuroscience in your teaching, with our help or by using any of the excellent teaching tools available to you. Visit our Atlanta Area Resources Page for connections with a great array of materials, including real brains, models, demonstrations, lesson plans, and so much more.

To learn more about the national Brain Awareness Campaign, visit the Society for Neuroscience Brain Awareness page or e-mail.

Also, for additional information, the Dana Foundation Blog interviewed ACSfN and CBN member Kyle Frantz about Brain Awareness programs in Atlanta. This is a great article that shares interesting history and perspectives on the work of many of our friends and colleagues.

If you have any questions, e-mail us at Brain Awareness.

Want to Volunteer?

Are you an undergrad, graduate student, post-doc or faculty member at an Atlanta area college or university? Are you interested in giving local K-12 students a unique opportunity to learn about neuroscience from someone who studies it firsthand? Then join our Brain Awareness campaign! Last year, we reached over 5,000 students by sending our volunteers into local classrooms, where they presented lessons on the neuroscience topics they study every day in the lab.

Click here to learn more about volunteering, or here to go directly to the sign up form.