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.”

Applications for the 2016 Girls on Ice Teams will start in December! Please check back!

Alaska program: June 17-28, 2016*

North Cascades program: July 10-21, 2016*

To be eligible, girls must be at least 16 years old by the Alaska program start date (June 17), and no older than 18 on the North Cascades program end date (July 21).*

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.

*Note: All details subject to change.


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