GALS is a free summer science program for high school students to engage with science while backpacking through the wilderness. GALS was created to increase hands-on science opportunities for students 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).
In Summer 2018, GALS will run sessions in multiple states – we encourage you to apply to the program specific for your location. During this two week experience, you will learn ecology, earth science, and other topics by exploring your surroundings with local scientists . This mentally, physically, and academically challenging trip rewards you with a deep understanding of your natural surroundings and your own leadership strengths.
GALS strives to cultivate a passion for environmental science and stewardship, develop leadership abilities, enhance critical thinking skills, and promote teamwork. This program provides you with the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in science and experiential education while immersed in a supportive community of peers.