NEURODAY, BRAIN SCIENCE EXPO AT THE SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER
WHAT: At NeuroDay, attendees can test their accuracy with prism goggles, a device used to demonstrate visual-motor plasticity, or hold an actual human brain. Other highlights of the event include talks by neuroscientists, exhibitors from community groups, interactive presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities that emphasize different aspects of brain research. This event offers the public an opportunity to learn about the brain, the nervous system, and neurological disorders through interactive activities. It is part of international Brain Awareness Week, created by the DANA Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the Society for Neuroscience. NeuroDay is a collaboration between the Saint Louis Science Center and Washington University funded by the National Science Foundation.
Hands on Your Brain: Examine a real human brain.
The Jelly Bean: How taste and smell interact.
Stroop Task: How fast can you say the color?
Electric Fish Tank
And many more!
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2009 10am-4pm
WHERE: Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110
If you haven't heard yet I have decided to leave my position at the YES program in order to accept a new position. I am looking forward to the transition but it's sad to say goodbye to the YES friends I've made over the last six years. I have truly enjoyed working here. Thank you all, sincerely, for letting me be a part of your lives. It's been my "job" to teach you things. Things about science, about being prepared to be an adult, but the impact you've all had on my life goes beyond a "job". Being around such energetic young people is so inspiring. I wish you all the best as you make your own transitions out of high school and into the next chapters of your lives. Remember to make smart choices, be kind, and not take yourself too seriously all the time.
So last week in Atmospheric Science, the teens wrapped up their plant experiments, wrote results and conclusions, made posters, and gave presentations. Then we had a discussion about what plants need to live. The teens' posters look great. Even better, all the teens finally ate a green thing I brought! I was given some sunflower sprouts, and all the teens gave them a try (along with some ranch dressing)! I was so proud! Here's pics: