The Brain Awareness campaign is an international program designed to promote greater understanding of the brain and its functions, as well as increase public awareness of the benefits and promises of neuroscience research. It was initiated in 1996 by the Dana Foundation and the Society for Neuroscience.

The Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota Medical School has particpiated in the Brain Awareness campaign since 1998. Approximately 55,000 elementary school students in Minnesota and Wisconsin have seen a Duluth Brain Awareness presentation. 

A typical presentation involves a real human brain as well as interactive demonstrations of brain functions.  We use a multimedia approach to provide the most interesting and informative program possible.  Our volunteers can give these presentations in individual classes or collective groups.

There are two types of Duluth Brain Awareness elementary school visits:

1) the preceptorship program in greater Minnesota
2) Duluth area schools