Bringing Cutting-edge Neuroscience Research to the Classroom to Improve Public Health
The goal of this program is to empower K-12 students to take charge of their mental and physical health through targeted neuroscience education. Led by CU neuroscientists, this program sends CU undergraduates into area classrooms to teach children and adolescents about the brain through a series of fun activities and exercises. Once they have a basic, age-appropriate understanding of how the brain works, students learn about the effects of lifestyle choices on brain development and mental health. In this way students, their families and teachers are able to apply emerging neuroscience research findings to their lifestyle choices to improve their cognitive functioning and emotional wellbeing. Current outreach efforts target elementary schools (K-5), and are offered during the academic year. However, additional opportunities may be available for middle- and high-school classrooms. Please visit our website or contact us if you are interested in learning more about this unique opportunity.
This is a public program. For more information, please visit the program website.
This program takes place in over 10 Colorado cities.
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- Castle Rock
- Eldorado Springs
- Federal Heights
Arts & Sciences, College of
- Integrative Physiology, Department of
- Psychology & Neuroscience, Department of
Graduate School Research Institutes & Centers
- Cognitive Science (ICS), Institute of
Director of Operations, Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium