Brain Clubs

Brain Bee/Brain Science and Neuroscience Clubs

Brain Bee/Brain Science and Neuroscience Clubs are happening now at several Vermont high schools.  Their purpose is to teach, excite and encourage students to learn about the brain and the growing field of neuroscience and to help prepare the students for participating in the annual Vermont Brain Bee held at UVM each February.

Here is a listing of the clubs that happened during the 2014-2015 school year – for more specific info, emails are highlighted when the cursor is over that persons name.

If your school would like to start a club, please don’t hesitate to contact Lisa Bernardin at vermontbrainbee@gmail.com

CHAMPLAIN VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL (CVU)

LOCATION:  Hinesburg

RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULTMary Mesirow

MEETING TIME:  Monday,  7:30-8:15 weekly

NUMBER OF STUDENTS:  8-10 regular attendance, 6 participated in the VBB

SESSION ACTIVITIES:  review and discussion on chapters from ‘Brain Facts’,  games including – neurology dominoes, jeopardy games, sheep dissection.

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MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH SCHOOL (MUHS)

LOCATION:  MIDDLEBURY

RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULTPaul Scaramucci and Middlebury College NSCI (neuroscience) undergraduate students

MEETING TIME:  Wednesday 7:00-8:15am weekly sessions led by Middlebury College neuroscience students from September through February.

NUMBER OF STUDENTS:  8-11 regular, 4 participated in the VBB

SESSION ACTIVITIES:  Power points to review chapters from Brain Facts, jeopardy games, discussions, interactive lessons to demonstrate neurological phenomena

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BURLINGTON TECHNICAL SCHOOL (BTC)

LOCATION:  BURLINGTON ( but draws from students from all of Chittenden County)

RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULT:  Wendy King

MEETING TIME: Independently through Anatomy am class

NUMBER OF STUDENTS:  8 participated in the VBB

SESSION ACTIVITIES:  Power point presentation, class discussions, labs (including histology and dissections), online support through moodle.

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MT ABE UNION HIGH SCHOOL (MT ABE)

LOCATION:  Bristol

RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULT: Samantha Kayhart

MEETING TIMES:  Thursday, 3:00-5:00

NUMBER OF STUDENTS:  4-8 regular, 4 participated in the VBB

SESSION ACTIVITIES:  Brain Facts review through discussion and topic activities with biweekly visits from Middlebury College neuroscience undergraduates

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South Burlington High School (SBHS)

LOCATION: South Burlington

RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULT: Torey Olsen

MEETING TIMES:  Tuesday, 3:30-4:30

NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 4 participated in the VBB

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ESSEX HIGH SCHOOL

LOCATION:  Essex Junction

RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULT:  Nancy Smith

MEETING TIME:  Tuesday, 2:40 – 3:40

NUMBER OF STUDENTS:  5 regular and 4 participated in the VBB

SESSION ACTIVITIES:  ‘Brain Facts’ discussion and topic activities to match the chapters from ‘Brain Facts’.  One session visit from a UVM neuroscience undergraduate.

VISITS FROM ST. MICHAEL’S STUDENTS TO CLUB MEETINGS.

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OTTER VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL

LOCATION:  Brandon

RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULT:  Lori Fretta

MEETING TIME:  Wednesday, 7:00-7:45

NUMBER OF STUDENTS:   5 regular and 4 participated in the VBB

SESSION ACTIVITIES:  ‘Brain Facts’ discussion and topic activities to match the chapters from ‘Brain Facts’.

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RICE MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL

LOCATION:  SO. BURLINGTON

RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULT:  Sharon Boardman,

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BELLOWS FALLS UNION HIGH SCHOOL

LOCATION:  ROCKINGHAM

RESPONSIBLE TEACHER:  Susan Steiner

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