Inspiring Girls Kayak Development Workshop

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is hosting a Kayak Development Workshop for current and future members of the Inspiring Girls community! This workshop is designed to prepare you for future Inspiring Girls water-based expeditions.

Inspiring Girls seeks female scientists and artists who are passionate about kayaking and are interested in teaching future Inspiring Girls Expeditions on water. We are looking for women who have a strong desire and can potentially commit to being involved in water-based Inspiring Girls programs in 2019 and 2020. The multi-day workshop will focus on technical kayaking skills and rescue, expedition location scouting, and instructor development.

The workshop will take place in Homer, AK from July 29 - August 4, 2018. Food and lodging costs associated with the training will be covered by Inspiring Girls. There may be a small stipend available to training attendees to assist with travel costs; however, attendees should expect to pay for most or all of their travel.

If you have not spoken with us directly about applying for this workshop, please contact us at before completing the application.

Applications are due May 25, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their status in early June.

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We typically have three paid instructors and one onsite coordinator for each expedition, as well as several volunteers who assist in a variety of capacities (both onsite and from a distance). The onsite coordinator position often acts as an "instructor training" position. Do you foresee any barriers to committing to instructing, coordinating logistics, or volunteering for one or more of these expeditions in 2019 and 2020?
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Inspiring Girls programs are financed by a combination of research grants, awards, and donations that are awarded to individual instructors or to an entire expedition. To ensure the sustainability of each expedition over multiple years, instructors are strongly encouraged to seek funding for their expeditions. Suggested word count: 250