2021 e-Library Brain Fair
This year's Brain Fair activities look a little different. Brought to you by The Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences and UNE’s Neuroscience Club, UNE neuroscientists have created an e-Library Brain Fair. The virtual science-themed library contains e-books on topics such as the senses, brain anatomy, your brain and exercise, cells of the brain, and more. The books have links to videos and hands-on activities and are geared towards two different grade ranges, K–3 and 4–8.
In recognition of Brain Awareness Week, March 15–21, e-Books were be released on March 15. They are available at our Brain Fair e-Library website and on the UNE Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences Facebook page.
Brain Awareness Week focuses on the need for brain research, brings awareness to brain and nervous system disorders, and promotes the wonders of the brain. A special thanks goes out to the city of Biddeford and Mayor Casavant for proclaiming March 15–21 Brain Awareness Week.
We would love to hear from you — let us know if you enjoyed these activities. Send pictures, comments, and or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the UNE Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences Facebook page.
About UNE's Brain Fair
The Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences at the University of New England created the annual Brain Fair to engage the local community in brain exploration. The fair promotes interest in STEM disciplines — neuroscience in particular — within the greater community. Students, professional staff, and faculty develop neuroscience-related hands-on activities and experiments for the general public, resulting in a science museum-like experience for the local community. Last year, more than 600 people attended the fair, and there were more than 70 volunteers. The fair is held in celebration of Brain Awareness Week. All activities are free and open to the public.
Fair events include ice skating, free helmet fittings and giveaways, concussion information hands-on microscopy exhibits, sheep brain and eyeball dissections, brain health and wellness information, optical illusions brain games, virtual reality demos, muscle stimulation, neuroscience art, learning and memory challenges, brain crafts, prizes, and more.
For questions about UNE's Brain Fair, email Jennifer Malon.