More than your typical outdoor experience

Girls on Ice is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year two teams of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and the alpine landscape through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, artists, and mountaineers. One team explores Mount Baker, an ice-covered volcano in the North Cascades of Washington State. The other team sleeps under the midnight sun exploring an Alaskan glacier.

“Girls on Ice is not a reward for past good grades or academic achievement, it is an inspiration for future success.”

Girls on Ice would like to invite you to apply for the 2014 expedition!

Important dates:
Application period opens on December 16, 2013
Application period closes on January 31, 2014
Alaska & Cascades team members announced on
March 14, 2014

Thank you for your patience! We have emailed everyone who submitted an application. Please check your email inbox and junk box. If you did not receive a message, please contact Tiffany at

Alaska program dates: June 20 – July 1, 2014
Cascades program dates: July 28 – Aug 8, 2014

Click HERE to start the application process.

If you would like to help us spread the word about Girls on Ice, please feel free to download, print and distribute this Girls on Ice poster.


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