Unique, tuition-free wilderness science expeditions for young women
Inspiring Girls Expeditions are not rewards for past academic achievement; they inspire future leadership, curiosity, confidence, and success.
Each year we select expedition teams of 8-9 teenage girls and 3 instructors to spend 12 days exploring and learning about glaciers and the alpine or marine environment. Through scientific field studies with our team of professional scientists, artists, and mountaineers, you will build critical thinking skills, gain self-confidence, and make lasting friendships.
2019 applications open in December
For North American expeditions, you must be 16 or 17 years old on June 1, 2019 to apply.
For Girls on Ice Switzerland, you must be between 15 and 17 years old on July 15, 2019 to apply.
You and your team will spend 12 days in the Alaska Range, exploring Gulkana Glacier and the surrounding alpine landscape.
This expedition is open to girls from AK, WA, OR, CA, BC, and YT.
By kayak and foot, you and your team will explore Bear Glacier and its surrounding marine environment near Seward, Alaska.
July and August 2019
You and your team will explore the Findelen Glacier in the Swiss Alps.
These expeditions are open to girls who speak German or French.
You and your team will explore the White River National Forest in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
This expedition is to girls from CO, NM, AZ, UT, WY, MT, and ID.
GIRLS ON WATER
You and your team will explore the marine environment in Kachemak Bay, near Homer, AK.
GIRLS ON ICE CANADA
You and your team will explore the beautiful Asulkan Valley near Revelstoke, British Columbia.
This expedition is open to girls from Canada.
We have new expeditions planned, but they need funding! Please consider donating or contacting us if you know of funding opportunities that may fit our needs!