Recently the Centre for Brain Research held their Brain Day 2016 at Auckland University, Tamaki Innovation Campus. The annual event has been running since 2010 and is hosted by the Centre for Brain Research with the support of the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand and Auckland University.
The day is an opportunity for the public to be involved in Talk and Discussion panels with guest speakers including Associate Professor Bronwen Connor, Centre for Brain Research, Dr Jennifer Pereira, Neurologist Auckland City Hospital and Dr Rosamund Hill, Auckland District Health Board speaking on various subjects. The public (especially the children) were also encouraged to become involved with interactive science experiments as well as watching / listening to groups showing how dance and singing is healthy for the brain.
Forty support groups including WanderSearch Auckland Charitable Trust, Alzheimers Auckland, Stroke Foundation, Blind Foundation and Autism NZ took the opportunity to be present where they were able to interact with the public by providing information and being available to talk with them.
Professor Richard Faull, Director of Centre for Brain Research was present throughout the day and he visited all the display stands and spoke to the groups present. I took the opportunity to discuss with Professor Faull what our program was about and who it assisted as well as having a photo taken with him.
All in all it was a good day had by everyone and a wonderful opportunity for WanderSearch Auckland Charitable Trust to raise the public’s awareness of the WanderSearch Auckland Tracking Program.