The Inspiring Girls Expeditions is now accepting applications for their expeditions in the summer of 2018. This program is designed to allow girls ages 16 to 17 to learn about climate change, mountaineering, and to build confidence. These unique, free, wilderness expeditions include Girls on Ice Alaska (sponsored by the AK CSC), Girls on Ice Cascades, Girls in Icy Fjords, and more.
Girls on Ice Alaska is a tuition-free science, mountaineering, camping, and art instruction program for high school girls. The Alaska Cliamte Science Center (AK CSC) is a primary supporter of the program which takes place on Alaska’s Gulkana Glacier—one of two USGS benchmark glaciers in Alaska. The program provides a unique educational wilderness adventure to girls who may not otherwise have such an opportunity.
Highlights of Girls on Ice Alaska:
Spend 12 days in the Alaska Range exploring Gulkana Glacier
Program led by moutain guide and glaciologists
Participate in science experiements
Hike through alpine meadows
Applications must be submitted by January 19, 2018 9:00 AM ASKT
Further information can be found on the Inspiring Girls Expedition website.
Photo Credits: Top: Baby Moose, Alaska, Bob Wick, BLM
Bottom: Caribou in Northern Alaska, D. Gustine, USGS