|Thank you for joining in the Dana mission to educate the
public about the success and potential of brain research. Neuroscience, or brain research, is the study
of the brain and nervous system. The
human brain has been called “the most sophisticated machine imaginable or unimaginable.”
Having a healthy brain is important at every age. To lead a brain healthy life you need to look
after your mind, your body and your heart – the earlier the better. Research shows that people can reduce their
risk for dementia later in life and other chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and
cancer by adopting healthy lifestyles.
Your brain is your most precious asset and you should care
for it properly by making sure it is well nourished with the right food and beverage choices and by practicing good sleep habits. You should also keep
your mind and body fit by challenging yourself mentally and physically every
Planning a troop meeting about neuroscience is as easy as:
Downloading some puzzles and games from the links below to
distribute to your scouts. You can also
contact us for copies of our publications. (See the column to the right.)
Choosing an activity for your meeting day. It can be as simple as downloading and
distributing the Mindboggling Booklets and puzzle packets available for
download on this page or as elaborate as inviting a neuroscientist to
come and speak to your group about what it means to lead a brain healthy
Want to try something hands-on? Check out the Neuroscience for Kids website
for easy to assemble experiments that your scouts will really enjoy.
A collection of downloadable (PDF) puzzles and coloring sheets.
Our goal is to provide the resources for troop leaders to
plan a fun-filled, educational activity for their scouts. For that reason, we’d love to hear from you
about your meeting. Let us know how we
Still planning your Brain Health scout meeting? Contact us with your questions or
requests. We can help!
Contact: Laura Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 401-1683 ext