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BRAD is celebrated annually on the 3rd Thursday in April. How you choose to celebrate BRAD is up to you! Your celebration can be small (involving a single class or department), larger (involving the entire institution, company, and the general public), or anything in between. You can even celebrate BRAD on a different day or even a different time of the year! Here are example activities that may be part of your BRAD event:

  • Table with informational handouts, freebies, posters, and a support banner for participants to sign

  • Seminar on topics related to biomedical research and laboratory animal care/medicine

  • Rounds and case presentations related to laboratory animal care/medicine

  • Interactive activities such as games, trivia, jeopardy, and a scavenger hunt – often with prizes! See the “Games & Activities” section in the BRAD Toolkit for more ideas! 

  • Tour of research facilities and/or vivarium


Have other ideas? Go for it and share them with us! We are always looking for new ideas to incorporate into BRAD. Make the event your own and have fun doing it!

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Watch the BRAD Webinar
The BRAD 2024 webinar was given by Charles P. France, Ph.D. on the important role of animals in addressing the drug abuse crisis.

The BRAD 2024 Webinar was sponsored by Tecniplast.


Support Banner
Use clear packing tape to hang this on the wall next to your table and have sharpie markers available for people to sign the banner. 

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By registering for BRAD, you will automatically receive a box of giveaways, posters, and educational materials for your event! Haven't signed up yet? Click here

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Try two blue balloons and one white balloon on each side of the table for a great look, or purchase large balloon letters that spell out "BRAD" here

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Enrichment Devices
Discuss how we use the various devices with the animals, and have a few monkey treats on the table to entice visitors and start a conversation!

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