School Outreach

BRNZ researchers are passionate about neuroscience. Not only is it fascinating, but it can be a lot of fun – something we want to share with as many Kiwi kids possible.

In 2017, we launched the “Being Brainy” science programme. Being Brainy is a free teaching resource that gives primary and intermediate school teachers everything they need to take students on an exciting 8-week programme full of hands-on activities, experiments and inquiry about the human brain.

As well as teaching resources, we also offer teacher training to support teachers in using the resources, and school visits by a local neuroscientists for schools in or near any one of our main centres – Auckland, Dunedin and Christchurch.

During the 2020 lockdown, we launched the Being Brainy Lab, a series of fun science video lessons about the human brain. The videos are created for home learning but can be used in the classroom as well, and they are accompanied by an activity booklet.

Follow our Facebook page to stay up to date with Being Brainy news, competitions, fun brain facts, bad brain jokes and more!

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Being Brainy

Being Brainy is a one-stop shop, providing the perfect mixture of educational resources, hands-on activities, and experiments that teachers need to bring science to life in the classroom.

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