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.
High School Mentors will...
participate in GeoGirls as mentors for a team of middle school GeoGirls throughout the week;
join study teams to assist with technology, keeping track of equipment and ensure data is properly managed;
participate in activities as a student leader;
and assist with all aspects of managing camp.
In 2019, 5 high school females from Oregon and Washington will be selected as High School Mentors. 2 High School Mentors 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.