GeoGirls is a geology and technology field camp for girls. It is a chance to explore volcanoes and how scientists monitor them. It is also a time for girls build science confidence, camp and hike in the outdoors and work with professional women scientists. During the course of the overnight field-based camp, girls will tour Mount St. Helens, visit researchers in action, conduct a focused research project with real scientists, visit the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory and conduct a volcanic crisis mission that builds on concepts learned throughout the week.
Are you a female middle school science teacher who loves Earth Science (or what’s to learn more)? Do you enjoy getting girls excited about science? Do you love the outdoors? Gain an authentic field-based and technology driven experience to bring back to your classroom!
GeoGirls is a nationally-recognized geology and technology field-camp for middle school girls. The program aims to help girls build an understanding of volcanoes but also to boost their confidence in the outdoors and the practice of science. 2 nights will be spent at a remote “glamping” field camp and 2 nights at the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater. Through the course of 4 nights and 5 days, girls work in small teams alongside professional women geoscientists, doing real research in the field at Mount St. Helens!
Teacher Mentors are an important part of the GeoGirls experience because they act as liaison between scientists and the girls by bridging the gaps of difficult concepts and gently reminding the scientists of their audience. Teacher mentors will be assigned to a team of 5 girls with an assistant high school mentor and will essentially be a ‘camp moms’ for the GeoGirls during the week.
Teacher Mentors will assist with all camp logistics, including:
Four female middle school science teachers will be selected to participate as Teacher Mentors. 2 of the Teacher Mentors will be from Clark County, WA. A $600 stipend will be provided. Food, lodging and transportation are provided at no cost for the length of the program. Teacher Mentors will need to be able to pass a criminal background check, driving record included.
*In accordance to Federal law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this Institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.