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 2020, 25 girls from Oregon and Washington will be selected. This program is free of charge.
APPLICATIONS OPEN: January 6, 2020
APPLICATIONS DUE: March 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM
SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED: May 8, 2020 (by email)
GEOGIRLS: Sunday August 2 - Thursday August 6, 2020
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.