GeoGirls is a geology and technology field camp for middle school girls to explore the volcanoes in their backyard, the hazards they pose and the technology scientists use to monitor them. During the course of the overnight field-based camp, girls will tour Mount St. Helens, visit researchers in action, conduct a focused research project with real scientists, visit the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory and conduct a volcanic crisis mission that builds on concepts learned throughout the week. Twenty girls entering 8th and 9th grade will be selected for the 2016 program. Overnight stays will be at a remote field camp (without running water and electricity) and at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center.
2015 GeoGirls came from all over Washington and Oregon and from a variety of social and economic backgrounds.