Brain Waves is a national brain and spinal cord injury prevention program overseen by Parachute, Canada’s national injury prevention organization. This program gives teachers and students a common language to talk about brain awareness and brain health.
Brain Waves is a free neuroscience-based educational program developed by leading neuroscientists at the University of Toronto. Since 2005, engaging, informative and passionate volunteers have brought the program to students in grades 4 to 6.
Five learning modules and injury prevention messages are explored during the half day in-school presentation. Educational activities, fun experiments, and interactive diagrams engage students to examine how the brain’s lobes, synapses, and senses work together. Students will learn about concussions and how to properly fit their helmets. Students will also apply Science, Health, and Physical Education knowledge as they learn about the importance of injury prevention and identify strategies to protect their brain and body.
Alberta Health Services Health Promotions Facilitators are trained to guide students through fun activities and experiments to learn about the brain, concussion awareness and injury prevention.
Contact Melanie Morgan-Redshaw for more information about the Brain Waves program.