GeoGirls is a geology and technology field camp for middle school girls graduating from 7th and 8th grade. 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. In 2019, 25 girls from Oregon and Washington will be selected. 10 girls will come from Clark County, WA. This program is free of charge.
APPLICATIONS OPEN: January 7, 2019
APPLICATIONS DUE: March 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM
SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED: May 3, 2019 (by email)
GEOGIRLS: August 4 - August 8, 2019
STEP 1: Complete and submit your application in one of the two following ways:
Complete the online GeoGirls application OR
Complete a printable GeoGirls application. Ask your teacher to scan and send your paper application to firstname.lastname@example.org OR send your paper application by mail to:
Mount St. Helens Institute
42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd.
Amboy, WA 98601
STEP 2: Ask a teacher to complete an online Teacher Recommendation Form.