GeoGirls


GeoGirls is a 5-day, 4-night geology and technology camp for girls (cis and transgender) at Mount St. Helens for girls in Oregon and Washington. During camp we will explore the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens, the hazards volcanic eruptions pose to the human population, and the technology used by scientists to monitor volcanoes. Our entire program takes place within the area affected by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. 

GeoGirls is a collaborative effort between the Mount St. Helens Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey – Cascades Volcano Observatory with partners from various scientific universities, agencies, and private companies. Throughout the week we will spend time with many different research teams hiking, exploring, collecting data, and team building. This is a unique experience, unlike any other summer camp! 

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WHO

  • 20  girls (cis and transgender) graduating from 7th and 8th grade in Oregon and Washington
  • 4 girls (cis and transgender) graduating from 10th-12th grade in Oregon and Washington
  • 4 female middle school or high school science teachers (cis and transgender) in Oregon and Washington

WHERE

  • Drop off location is at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters in Amboy, Washington.
  • The Science and Learning Center at Coldwater is a re-purposed visitor center with fantastic views of Mount St. Helens, access to hiking trails and recreation on Coldwater Lake, indoor restrooms, exhibits, a campground, and a commercial kitchen. This is where the Mount St. Helens Institute runs day and overnight outdoor education programs. The Science and Learning Center is located on the northwest side of Mount St. Helens, 43 miles east of Castle Rock, Washington on WA State Route 504.
  • Pickup location is at Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington.

WHEN

Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 2023.

Dates & application timeline for 2024 GeoGirls will be posted in December of 2023.

HOW

Cost: Free! thanks to grants and donors

GeoGirls participants are selected by application. GeoGirls is open to girls in Washington and Oregon.

  • APPLICATIONS OPEN: January 10, 2023
  • APPLICATIONS DUE: April 1, 2023

Questions? Contact learn@mshinstitute.org.

Click on the links below to apply to be a middle school GeoGirl, a High School Mentor, a Teacher Mentor, or a volunteer scientist!

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