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. Another team sleeps under the midnight sun exploring an Alaskan glacier. A third team studies glacier ocean interactions in an Alaska fjord.
“Girls on Ice is not a reward for past good grades or academic achievement, it is an inspiration for future success.”
Applications for the 2017 Girls on Ice Teams will start in mid-December! Please check back!
NEW! Girls in Icy Fjords! A new expedition for August 2017. By kayak and foot, 8 girls will explore Bear Glacier and its surrounding marine environment near Seward, Alaska. Led by professional scientists, artists, and sea kayak guides, the team will learn about the important connection between glaciers and oceans.
To be eligible, girls must be at least 16 years old by the Girls on Ice Alaska program start date, and no older than 18 on the Girls in Icy Fjords program end date.