Support young women to explore the sciences
Girls on Ice is an innovative programme that will lead an expedition of 10 young women onto a New Zealand glacier. The expedition is planned for early 2022, and will provide the young women with the opportunity to spend time with scientists, artists, and mountaineers.
Research has shown 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 a team of world-leading female researchers from the Antarctic Research Centre—including Dr Ruzica Dadic, Dr Lauren Vargo, and Dr Holly Winton—who are passionate about encouraging young women to explore science as a career path.
In order that young women from all walks of life can take part, spaces on the expedition are being offered free of charge. Your gifts will contribute to expedition costs such as gear, transport, instructors, insurance, and food.
For more information on this exciting initiative contact:
Development Manager, SEADI
Victoria Foundation · Development