Free Glaciology and Marine Programs for Girls – Apply Now!

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is accepting applications through January 31, 2017 for free summer science and wilderness expeditions in Alaska and Washington for girls ages 16 to 17.

Three teams of up to nine teenage girls and three instructors will spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers or fjords with tidewater glaciers. They’ll conduct scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, oceanographers, artists and mountaineers.

The three Inspiring Girls trips of 2017 will include Girls on Ice Alaska, Girls On Ice Cascades and Girls in Icy Fjords. They are operated through IARC and the UAF College of Natural Science & Mathematics.

Expedition details

  • 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.

All Inspiring Girls programs help girls learn about the natural processes related to glaciers as they develop critical thinking skills and explore the connection between science and art. Participants design their own experiments and work as part of a team.

Girls participate in these programs tuition-free through small grants, gifts from individuals and support from the National Science Foundation, the Alaska Climate Science Center and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Visit the Inspiring Girls website for more information, and to learn about the application process.

41 Replies to “Free Glaciology and Marine Programs for Girls – Apply Now!”

  1. Oh, is it only for that age, 16-17? I wanted to participate and explore the wilderness of the land of the frozen glaciers. I am very fond of ice and also wanted to learn kayaking. if I were you girls, just grab this opportunity of free summer activity and live and learn to the fullest.

  2. This is such a cool opportunity for young girls! I was in Girl Scouts but this is so much more exciting. So many more opportunities like these are present this day in age. 🙂
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  3. This is neat! Anytime you can expand a young persons mind, even older mind you will have my vote! What a neat thing to offer!

  4. It would be nice to encourage girls who are interested in the subject. It’s a nice learning experience for them, without a doubt! What a lovely opportunity!

  5. wow what a wonderful experience to have. I am going to share this with my friend in California, her girls are both 17yrs old x

  6. My goodness, this sounds like a wonderful trip and it is going to be a huge adventure for the girls participating in it. I love how it helps them in learning the natural processes related to glaciers and the connection between science & art!

  7. What a great resource for girls, can’t wait to check out the website. The Girls on Ice Cascades sounds like an amazing experience!

  8. Darn it, I am not a 16-17 year old girl. Looks like a ton of fun. My daughter is currently looking for science programs for the summer but this is not her age range. Darn it, again.

  9. “Girls” is a Beastie Boys song! This sounds really interesting. Especially the AK part. It’s the only state I haven’t been to.

  10. What an excellent opportunity! It’s great to see girls being supported in STEM subjects, I hope they get a lot out of this and enjoy themselves too!

  11. My daughter turns 11 next month and I am hoping and praying this will still be going on when she turns 16. This would be amazing! My bucket list is everything these trips are accomplishing; can I go?!

  12. This is an awesome chance to experience nature upfront and center. Its also a great opportunity to pad the resume for young women interested in pursuing this field of study.

  13. This sounds like an amazing opportunity. Going on trips like this is a once in a lifetime learning opportunity. I went on a student exchange when I was 15 to Indonesia for 6 months. I cam back a completely different person.

  14. This would have been so awesome for me back when I was that age! I started snowboarding about 20 years ago (I think I was about 14) and I absolutely LOVED all things mountain related. There’s just something about being on top of giant mountains overlooking the “rest of the world” that is so very intriguing.

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