22 Feb 2024

Girls on Ice, luring more women into science

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 22 February 2024

"Girls on Ice" Aotearoa is a programme hosted by Te Puna Pātiotio the-Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University.

By taking them out on field trips, it aims to inspire teen girls into the still heavily male dominated fields of snow science and glaciology.

The first expedition - a 10 day trip to Mount Ruapehu, which saw participants conduct research on the mountainside - has just concluded.

Girls on Ice co-founder and research Fellow at the Antarctic Research Centre, Lauren Vargo, speaks to Mark.

Mt Ruapehu

Photo: Unsplash / David Calderwood