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Jan 03, 2019 2019-01-03


Tuition-Free Wilderness Expeditions for Young Women

Inspiring Girls Expeditions interweaves science, art, and backcountry travel to inspire girls to become curious, confident, and successful leaders for the future. Presently Inspiring Girls Expeditions, in partnership with the College of Natural Science and Mathematics at University of Alaska Fairbanks, is selecting expedition teams of eight or nine teenage girls and three instructors to spend 12 days exploring and learning about glaciers and the alpine or marine environment. Through scientific field studies with a team of professional glaciologists, scientists, artists, and mountaineers, students will build critical thinking skills, gain self-confidence, and make lasting friendships. For example, in June 2019, one team will spend 12 days in the Alaska Range, exploring Gulkana Glacier and the surrounding alpine landscape. In July 2019, another team will spend 12 days exploring Mount Baker, an active volcano located in Washington State. Also in July, a team will explore the White River National Forest in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The organization focuses on creating a diverse team and emphasizes providing these experiences to those girls who otherwise might not have the opportunity. For most expeditions, participants must be either 16 or 17 years old on June 1, 2019. The website displays information about other expeditions offered for July and August 2019; and new expeditions are being planned.

Deadlines: 2019 application period opened in December 2018. Last day to start a 2019 application is February 1, 2019. Expedition teams for 2019 will be announced in late March 2019. North American expeditions will take place between mid-June and mid-August.

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