Parachute Brain Waves

Brain dayWhat is Parachute Brain Waves?

Brain Waves is a free, informative and fun half-day neuroscience presentation for students in grades 4 to 6. Trained volunteers with an understanding and passion for injury prevention bring the hands-on program, which includes activity booklets, helmet fitting tips, and Jello Brains, to classrooms cross Canada.

Students learn about different parts of the brain, basic neuroscience vocabulary, and how and why it's important to protect their brain and spinal cord. By bringing this program into the classroom, teachers are giving their students a new awareness of the brain and spinal cord, and providing them with simple strategies to prevent injury.

Still curious about Brain Waves? Please see our Brain Waves Program Summary and Brain Waves FAQ for more information.

Parachute Brain Waves 2015

Parachute’s 2015 Brain Waves was once again a huge success. Parachute would like to take this opportunity to thank our 800 plus volunteers and community partners from across the country for their amazing work on brain education. 

Parachute Brain Waves Kits - now available online!

Our Brain Waves program is now available as an online kit. The kits are available in English and French, and free of charge. The Brain Waves Kits are for communities and teachers of grade 4 to 6 students who currently do not have access to a formal Brain Waves site. To receive a free online kit for your community, please complete the order form. If you have any questions, please contact brainwaves@parachutecanada.org

Become a Parachute Brain Waves Site

Are you interested in starting a Brain Waves site in your community? There are 22 Brain Waves sites and counting. Contact us at brainwaves@parachutecanada.org for more information on how you can get involved!