Girls on Ice Calls for Applications: Due by Thursday, March 1st

January 20, 2012

Organizers announce that the Girls on Ice 2012 Expeditions are now accepting applications. The 2012 program includes two expeditions. The original North Cascades expedition on Mount Baker in Washington State will be held 29 July - 9 August 2012, and a new Alaska-based expedition will take place 15-25 July 2012.


Girls on Ice is a unique, free, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year a team of nine teenage girls and three instructors spend 11 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists and mountaineers.


Applicants must be at least fifteen years old by 15 July 2012 and no older than eighteen on 9 August 2012. The application process requires a series of short essay questions and two teacher recommendations. The Alaskan expedition is primarily intended for Alaskan and Pacific Northwest girls. For further information, or to download the application form, please go to:


Funding for Girls on Ice is provided through small grants, gifts from individuals, and support from the National Science Foundation and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Application deadline: Thursday, 1 March 2012.


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