Why does food not taste good when we have a cold? Was that dress black/blue or white/gold? How do neurones communicate? What does the brain look like up close? Come meet your brain and find out!
In this fun and interactive children's event, generously sponsored by a National Science Week grant and held at the University of Adelaide, we'll explore the answers to these questions and many more.
Children (aged 5-11) will explore how the brain and nervous system work in a fun and hands-on way by participating in a series of interactive neuroscience exhibits created by faculty and health students at the University of Adelaide.
We'll examine how information moves between neurones by playing a game of Synaptic Ping Pong, build layers (meninges) around an egg to see what types of protecting are best for the brain, explore how taste and smell work, look at human brains up close, and much, much more. At each station, children can collect a stamp in their "Passport to the Brain," and work towards earning an official "Brain in Training" certificate. At the end of the day, kids can show off their knowledge by competing in a quiz to earn prizes and bragging right.
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Where is the event held?
The event will begin at Bonython Hall, on North Terrace. Please look for the signs and balloons. We'll also have volunteers available on the day to help guide you- look out for their T-shirts! Note- this year's event will not be held in the School of Medicine.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is a parking garage located on Frome Rd. Additional parking can be found on North Terrace. Some ticketed street parking may be available on Victoria Drive.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the event organisers Dr. Lyndsey Collins-Praino (email@example.com or 8313 5488) or Dr Renée Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org or 8313 3114).
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring your printed tickets for each child with you. This serves as your registration for the event.
What if I can't attend the whole event?
While the event is designed to go from 1pm-4:30pm, in order to give children a chance to rotate between all of the exhibits, we understand that other commitments may prevent you from attending the entire time. Late-comers can be added into an existing rotation, but may not be able to see all of the exhibits. We encourage all participants to stay until the end, in order to participate in the quiz and receive their "Brain in Training" certificate. Regretfully, certificates not picked up on the day of the event can not be mailed later.
What should I bring to the event?
Your registration ticket and a curiousity about the brain!