Support young women to explore science through the outdoors
Te Hauhunga—Girls* on Ice Aotearoa New Zealand is an innovative programme offering young women an expedition to a New Zealand glacier. The first expedition will take place in early 2024, and combine glaciological science, art, outdoor exploration, and mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), and will provide these young women with the opportunity to spend time with scientists, artists, and mountaineers.
We know that many young girls are interested in science, the outdoors and environmental protection, but often drift away as they get older. This results in fewer women in the science professions and, in particular, fewer women from underrepresented backgrounds.
The Girls on Ice programme aims to inspire the next generation of women scientists, artists, and expedition leaders. It will be headed by Dr Lauren Vargo and a team of world-leading female researchers from the Antarctic Research Centre who are passionate about encouraging young women to explore science as a career path.
To ensure young women from all walks of life can take part, spaces on the expedition are being offered free of charge. Without philanthropic support, this programme cannot happen. Your gift will contribute to expedition costs such as gear, transport, guides, and food. Please consider supporting Girls* on Ice, and inspiring young women to achieve their full potential.
*Expeditions welcome female-identifying, non-binary, and intersex students.
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