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Anne McGowan

Anne McGowan
Anne McGowan is the Communications Coordinator for NOLS Development.

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Love at NOLS, A Valentine’s Day Story

By Anne McGowan on 2/12/16 11:37 AM


Photo by Mayur Gala.
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Topics: Alumni, Live the Dream, NOLS Professional Training, leadership

30 Days to Survival: The Documentary That Put NOLS in the Spotlight

By Anne McGowan on 1/20/16 10:38 AM


Photo from the 30 Days to Survival documentary.

Forty-six years ago this month …

The year was 1969. NOLS was five years old—a small school in a small town in a sparsely populated western state. In the first half-decade, only a little over 1,000 students had graduated from NOLS.

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Topics: Alumni, Behind the Scenes, National Outdoor Leadership School, video, backcountry, leadership

The Wilderness Act: "Leaving a Glimpse of the World as It Was"

By Anne McGowan on 11/4/15 1:53 PM

As NOLS continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary across the globe, the Wilderness Act celebrates its 51st. It’s not a coincidence: NOLS founder Paul Petzoldt testified before Congress in favor of the Wilderness Act more than five decades ago. And almost six months to the day after the act’s passage, Petzoldt founded NOLS.

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Topics: National Outdoor Leadership School, Environmental Stewardship, wilderness