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THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN
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Awardees and highlights of their plans:

WXEL, Boynton Beach, Florida, will train educators from the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County and the Alzheimer's Community Care Association to utilize The Brain series, web site, and other outreach materials. Contact: Marlene Figueroa Ross, Director of Community Affairs, WXEL, 3401 South Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33426. Tel: 561.364.4429. Fax: 561.364.4448. mross@wxel.org.

WPBA/Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA), Georgia, will host an event at the SciTrek Science and Technology Museum in Atlanta and a medical/science career fair for high school students in association with the Atlanta Public School System and their higher education partners. Contact: Alan Smith, Director of Marketing and Communication, WPBA/Public Broadcasting Atlanta, 740 Bismark Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. Tel: 678.686.0332. Fax: 678.686.0356. asmith@wabe-wpba.org.

Idaho Public Television will stimulate the interest of young people in science and careers in scientific fields by featuring The Secret Life of the Brain on IDPTV's local production Dialogue for Kids. Articles for the Brain series will be featured on the Dialogue for Kids web site, in Idaho Channels monthly programming guide, and the Technology for Teachers Newsletter. Contact: Lynn Allen, Outreach Director, Idaho Public Television, 1455 N. Orchard, Boise, ID 83706. Tel: 208.373.7316. Fax: 208.373.7245. lynn_allen@idptv.pbs.org.

WFYI, Indianapolis, will work with program staff at Girls Incorporated and the YWCA to integrate The Secret Life of the Brain into their programs for girls and young women including Operation Smart (Girls Inc.) and brown bag career lunches. Contact: Gail Thomas Strong, Director, Learning Services, WFYI, 1401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Tel: 317.636.2020. Fax: 317.633.7418. gstrong@wfyi.org.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting will hold discussions and screenings each evening of The Secret Life of the Brain broadcasts in their facility. Guests will include the general public, the Louisiana Family Assistance Network which provides training and assistance to inner city families with low socio-economic means, and science educators. Contact: Claudia Fowler, Director, Educational Services, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, 7733 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. Tel: 225.767.4453. Fax: 225.767.4299. cfowler@lpb.org.

KCPT, Kansas City, Missouri, will incorporate The Secret Life of the Brain programs and outreach materials into the "Brain Waves" workshops for young parents, ages 16-24, with low literacy levels. Contact: Fran White-Adams, Director of Education & Station Outreach, KCPT/Kansas City Public Television, 125 East 31st Street, Kansas City, MO 64108. Tel: 816.756.3580, x4234. Fax: 816.931.2500. fran_white@kcpt.org.

Montana Public Television will collaborate with the Speakers Bureau of the Montana Early Childhood Project to train a cadre of speakers to disseminate information about the latest brain research, conduct events that use the series, web site, outreach and print materials for The Secret Life of the Brain. Audiences will include parents, community professionals, tribal communities, early childcare providers, and educators. Contact: Chris Seifert, Outreach Director, Montana PBS, Room 172, Visual Communications Building, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717. Tel: 800.426.8243. Fax: 404.994.6545. chris_seifert@montanapbs.org.

UNC-TV, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, will present at the North Carolina Science Teachers' Annual Conference demonstrating to teachers how to integrate The Secret Life of the Brain series into their curricula. 3,000 science teachers are expected to attend the conference. The NC Teachers' Association web page will carry information about the series. Contact: Mary Cay Corr, Coordinator, "Bridges to Diversity," UNC-TV, 10 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Tel: 919.549.7164. Fax: 919.549.7168. mcorr@unctv.org.

WVIZ, Cleveland, Ohio, will present The Secret Life of the Brain outreach materials and series at the national Association for the Education for Young Children winter conference. The station will also host a workshop for high school science teachers on how to use the series and related materials in the classroom. Contact: Michelle Jones, Manager, Early Childhood Services, WVIZ/PBS, 4300 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44134-1191. Tel: 216.739.3846. Fax: 216.749.2560. mjones@wviz.org.

WNPT, Nashville Public Television, will launch a year-long initiative of school-based parent/teen forums for discussion, research-based projects, and career-based science presentations targeting high school in the inner-city. Contact: Michelle McVicker, Educational Outreach Coordinator, WNPT, Nashville Public Television, 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. Tel: 615.259.9325. Fax: 615.248.6120. mmcvicker@wnpt.net.