Girls On Ice program gives Mighty Girls opportunities to get outdoors to learn science


If you know an adventurous, science-loving teenage Mighty Girl, here’s a wonderful opportunity to share with her — Girls on Ice is currently accepting applications for their incredible and free science education program.

They are running two expeditions this year, one in North Cascades in Washington state and the other on a glacier in Alaska. On the trip, a small team of girls will spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and the alpine landscape through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, mountain guides, and artists.

The program, offered in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is tuition free and open to girls who are at least 15 years old by June 20 and no older than 18 on Aug. 8. Participants provide transportation to Seattle or Fairbanks, but Girls on Ice provides as much financial assistance for travel as they can to ensure that every girl can go, regardless of economic situation, and they provide all technical equipment and clothing.

The Mount Baker, Wash., program is open to girls worldwide; while the Alaska program is limited to girls from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The deadline to apply for this unique program is Jan. 31. To learn more, visit the Girls on Ice website, and you can check out many photos from their expeditions on the UAF Girls on Ice Program Facebook page..

If your Mighty Girl is too young for this program but you’d still like to encourage her interest in science, you can inspire her with the true stories of famous women scientists from our STEM Biography section (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

And, since many children enjoy learning hands-on, we’ve also compiled an extensive collection of excellent online science and technology kits for all ages.

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