Girls on outdoor Adventure for Leadership and Science (GALS) is a free summer program that strives to cultivate a passion for environmental science, develop leadership abilities, enhance critical thinking skills, and promote teamwork in each participant.  The program consists of formal scientific instruction, informal environmental investigation and experimentation, and small group discussions – all while backpacking through the beautiful Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina.  In addition to engaging with science, girls participate in discussions on environmental ethics and have opportunities for environmental journaling, reflection, and art.


Check out this link for an article about the GALS 2017 students and this link to see their research presentations!