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Educator Expedition: The Gales Storm Gathering

By NOLS on 1/8/15 1:15 AM

By Steve Robitshek, NOLS Instructor

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Topics: Sea Kayaking, Educators Notebook, instructors, expedition

Enter to Win a Free NOLS Course

By NOLS on 1/7/15 1:00 AM

Visit the NOLS booth at the Travel and Adventure show in San Francisco, February 7–8, and enter for a chance to win a free NOLS course.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes

WMI Soap Note App Launches

By NOLS on 1/2/15 8:36 AM
Rogers climbs the Grand Teton.
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Topics: wilderness medicine

NOLS, REI proud to sponsor Latino Outdoors WFA

By NOLS on 12/18/14 5:49 AM

On November 8-9, NOLS and REI collaborated to offer a two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course to the leaders of Latino Outdoors.

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Topics: wilderness medicine

Educator Expedition: Advanced Rock Guiding Course

By NOLS on 12/11/14 2:42 AM

By Andrew Megas-Russell, NOLS Instructor

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Topics: Educators Notebook, instructors, rock climbing

Educator Expedition: San Juan and Gulf Island Keelboat Sailing

By NOLS on 12/9/14 7:39 AM

By Bradley Martin, NOLS Instructor

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Topics: sailing, Educators Notebook, instructor, education

NOLS Southwest Celebrates Wilderness

By NOLS on 12/2/14 8:56 AM

What better way to celebrate the Wilderness Act than to get out and enjoy a piece of public lands?

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, NOLS Southwest

Lander Valley High School and NOLS team up for incoming freshmen orientation

By NOLS on 8/15/14 7:43 AM

On August 12th and 13th NOLS teamed up with Lander Valley High School to provide a taste of outdoor recreation to the freshmen orientation. This is the second year that NOLS has helped out with the freshmen orientation and NOLS hopes to make it an annual event for years to come.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes

A Thorn In My Side for 39 Years (Part Two)

By NOLS on 7/21/14 7:09 AM

This article appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of The Leader

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Topics: Live the Dream

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Supports NOLS Scholarships

By NOLS on 7/16/14 3:53 AM

NOLS is delighted to receive a $3,500 grant from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to provide scholarships to students from Wyoming and Utah. The funds will support underserved youth living in Wyoming and Utah as they embark on the educational adventure of a lifetime this summer.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes

She's Cowboy Tough

By NOLS on 7/15/14 1:56 AM

It takes a certain type to sign up for a three-and-a-half-day adventure race through the wilds of Wyoming.

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Topics: Live the Dream

A Thorn In My Side for 39 Years (Part One)

By NOLS on 7/14/14 7:03 AM

This article appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of The Leader

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Topics: Live the Dream

The Journeys School Journeys to Wyss Campus

By NOLS on 6/5/14 5:13 AM

What does environmental sustainability have to do with social justice? How does a nonprofit like NOLS contribute to the economic base of small town like Lander? Who decides whether land is best used for ranching, hiking, or snowmobiling?

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Topics: Behind the Scenes

Water World - Lynn Petzold's 9 Favorite Backcountry Locales

By NOLS on 9/12/13 7:51 AM

NOLS Senior Field Instructor and Professional Training Account Manager, Lynn Petzold is no stranger to stunning and captivating backcountry locales. Working NOLS courses in Mexico, Chile, New Zealand, British Columbia, and the U.S. and living in Bolivia and Spain has given her access to so many beautiful spots, it came as a real surprise when she agreed to whittle down her favorite spots to just nine. While she has experienced some of these places as an instructor on NOLS courses, there are a few that she has pursued on her own accord. Here they are, in no particular order...

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Topics: Live the Dream, instructors

Team WYO's Katie Everson reflects on Cowboy Tough Race

By NOLS on 7/30/13 2:31 AM

Race morning was full of excitement and nerves. We woke up
at 4:45 a.m. and drove from Casper to Curt Gowdy State Park where the race
began. We fueled up with bagels and coffee and slept for a few more hours along
the way. We were the first of the competitors to arrive, thanks to our
“personal chauffeur.”

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Topics: Alumni, Live the Dream