Looking for a STEM adventure? Aged 16 to 17 and love exploring mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes? Then this programme may be for you!
“Girls on Ice, a free wilderness education program, is accepting applications now through 31st January. Each year, three teams of nine teenage girls and three instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes in Alaska or Washington through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, artists and mountaineers.
The program helps girls learn about the natural processes related to glaciers, develop critical thinking skills and explore the connection between science and art. Participants learn how to design their own experiments and work as part of a team, all the while exploring an Alaskan glacier, an ice-covered volcano or an icy fjord together!
Girls are able to participate in this program tuition-free through small grants, gifts from individuals and support from the National Science Foundation, the Department of the Interior Alaska Climate Science Center and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.”
The University of Alaska Fairbanks website also describes three separate programmes:
- Girls on Ice Alaska: Girls ages 16 to 17 sleep under the midnight sun and explore an Alaska glacier from June 16–27, 2017. Girls from Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Yukon or California are eligible to apply.
- Girls on Ice Cascades: Girls ages 16 to 17 explore Mount Baker, an ice-covered volcano in Washington, from July 16–27, 2017. Girls from all states and countries may apply.
- Girls in Icy Fjords: Girls ages 16 to 17 explore Bear Glacier and its marine environment near Seward, Alaska, while also learning to kayak. Girls in Icy Fjords is new this year and will run from August 11-22, 2017. Girls from all states and countries may apply.
The application deadline is 31st January. Apply here and good luck!