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A NOLS Thanksgiving!

By Nate Robbins on 12/5/12 2:49 AM

This Thanksgiving I was able to
visit the Indian Creek climbing area in Utah. This was my first time spending Thanksgiving
away from my family. Instead of my
immediate family, this year I spent Thanksgiving with the NOLS family. I drove down with fellow NOLS intern
Mike Nerby and a mutual friend, Braden Herbst, to meet up with some other
NOLSies in Indian Creek. We met
with Training Manager Evan Horn, Research Projects Manager Mandy Pohja, and
Curriculum Publications Manager Adam Swisher our first days there. We shared gear, belays, and advice
about crack climbing. It was cool
to bring interns, instructors and people not affiliated with NOLS in our big
campsite. Upon his departure, Evan
generously lent Mike, Braden, and I his 36-piece rack of protection! Now we
could climb anything in the Creek!

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Topics: NOLS, Crack Climbing, Indian Creek, Intern, Family, community, Live the Dream, Thanksgiving

New Technology in the Field at Rocky Mountain

By Nate Robbins on 10/11/12 3:15 AM

As part of a pilot program, NOLS sent eight eReaders into the field this fall with semester courses. Each eReader weighs less than a paperback and carries a big library, including most NOLS books.

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Topics: eBook, NOLS, Expedition Prep, technology, wifi, eReader, solar panel, USB, save weight

Slim the Lineman and Rocky Mountain Power visit NOLS Rocky Mountain

By Nate Robbins on 10/4/12 5:54 AM

Yesterday Rocky Mountain Power made a stop in Lander as part of their Centennial Road Tour with their new mascot, Slim the Lineman.

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Topics: NOLS Rocky Mountain, Environmental Stewardship

NOLS Participates in Habitat for Humanity Project in Riverton

By Nate Robbins on 9/19/12 5:55 AM

The NOLS Habitat for Humanity crew piled into the van bright and early, Monday morning to drive to Riverton, the next town over, for our service project. Everyone was excited to help build a house. Upon our arrival, we met Erin Shirley, who
organized the event for us, and our professional, Jay Rodewald, who taught us how to
hang drywall. It was particularly special to get to meet the future homeowner of the house.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes

NOLS' Amazing Public Relations Internship

By Nate Robbins on 9/5/12 3:00 AM

My internship here at the National Outdoor Leadership School has been better than I could have ever expected. I have been given many opportunities to grow in more ways than just working at my desk. I do get the chance to develop my skills on normal public relations tasks including writing press releases. I have been sending out press releases about students who complete NOLS courses, and I’ve been getting published. I also have been working on social media postings on the NOLS blog about interesting stories and topics.

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Topics: NOLS, Sinks Canyon, Behind the Scenes, opportunity, Lander, Public Relations, Wyoming, Headquarters, Internship, Gannett, International Climbers' Festival, Wind River Range, Vedauwoo, summit, CWC, rock climbing

Lightning Safety in the Backcountry

By Nate Robbins on 8/27/12 8:46 AM


Photo by Brad Christensen.

On Tuesday Aug. 21, NOLS Curriculum and Research Manager John Gookin gave a presentation about lightning safety in Lander at the Noble Hotel classroom. The presentation focused on the brochure developed by NOLS and the National Weather Service on lightning safety.

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Topics: Ground Current, NOLS, Lightning Safety, Lightning Positions, Lightning, Lightning Strike, Educators Notebook, backcountry, National Weather Service