The GALS – Girls on Outdoor Adventure for Leadership and Science – application period has begun and runs until March 10, 2018!
GALS is a free summer science program for high school students from North Carolina who identify as female or gender nonconforming, students of color, students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and other groups underrepresented in fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The successful applicants will spend two weeks in the Pisgah National Forest learning science hands-on with Duke University scientists. We are looking for applicants who have had little to no experience in learning science outside the classroom or in exploring the outdoors. We do not take academic performance into account when selecting girls, and are looking for those who would succeed in this hands-on, experiential learning environment. It’s our hope that by getting these girls involved in the beauty of the outdoors and natural sciences, they may be inspired to become the environmental scientists of tomorrow.
For more information or to apply, visit sciencegals.org, or check with Ms. Granger or Ms. Wiggins.