Want to be involved? There are many ways you can help!
Become a GALS Partner Institution
If you are a scientist and interested in organizing a 2-week GALS program, we are here to help you! We can provide you with a playbook that includes a to-do calendar, legal documents, logistical information, curriculum, and lesson plans. You can use these as a framework and then customize the program to fit your specialty and interest. GALS is excited about expanding into other states and reaching a larger network of girls.
Be a part of the GALS D-SIGN Network
In order to offer the best curriculum for the participants, we are creating an interdisciplinary GALS Network at Duke University that will work to create lesson plans and teachable moments on topics including ecology, geology, biology, chemistry, environmental justice, environmental policy, environmental policy, and sense of place. If you are located in the Triangle area and interested in being involved in the GALS D-SIGN Network, we would love to have your input.
In order to maintain GALS as free to all participants, we rely upon gear donations to provide participants with backpacking essentials for the 2 weeks. In particular, we are looking for new or lightly used: Hiking boots, synthetic shorts, synthetic t-shirts, wool socks, long underwear pants, long underwear shirts, fleece/synthetic jackets, 1 L water bottles, headllamps, whistles, rain jackets, rain pants, hiking pants, compression sacks, sandals/tevas/chacos/crocs.
GALS is only possible due to the generosity of corporate and private sponsorship. Sponsor a girl to attend GALS this summer.
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Have another idea of how you can be involved? We’d love to hear it! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.