From glacier to classroom: peer-to-peer communication to foster curiosity in science

Contact: Kathrin Naegeli, Lena Hellmann
Consortium: Girls on Ice Switzerland Team and past participants
Funding source: SNFS Agora
Duration: August 2020 – July 2021

Girls on Ice Switzerland was founded in 2016 and is running under the umbrella of Inspiring Girls Expeditions. Inspiring Girls Expeditions offer unique, tuition-free wilderness expeditions that empower girls from all background.

Our first two expeditions in Switzerland took place in July 2017, 2018 and 2019. We explored Findelengletscher, above the village Zermatt, and its surroundings with 9 teenage girls.
Due to COVID-19 the 2020 expeditions were cancelled and an alternative short program takes place in beginning of August.

Are you interested in having a peer-to-peer glaciers workshop in your classroom? Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information (Lena Hellmann or or visit