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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

Two NOLS Employees prove to be "Cowboy Tough"

By NOLS on 7/22/13 5:44 AM

Sore muscles and vivid memories are the only things that remain after NOLS employees, Katie Everson and Adam Swisher completed the Cameco Cowboy Tough race yesterday in Casper, WY. Finishing 4th in their category and 17th overall, Everson and Swisher jogged through the finish line with wet clothes and vibrant grins. For three and a half days, they ran, biked, canoed, rappelled and floated sections of a ~400 mile course that challenged some of the most experienced adventure racers around the country. The Casper Star-Tribune followed their progress throughout the race and published a great recap of the event entitled, Cowboy Tough: Three days on the trail with Wyoming's two adventure racing teams. The main photo of the story shows the pair hiking through a barren landscape holding zebra-print "parasols" over their heads for sun protection.

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Topics: Alumni, Live the Dream

Watch the Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus video

By NOLS on 3/22/13 9:42 AM


Completed in the fall of 2012, the Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus provides classrooms, practice fields, residences and dining facilities for WMI students and instructors. With over twenty years of experience, we know what attributes a state of the art wilderness medicine facility should have, and ours is specifically crafted to aid in the delivery of the very best wilderness medicine training.

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Topics: wilderness medicine

Saag with Tofu - The NOLS Cooking Show

By NOLS on 12/5/12 8:08 AM

Submitted by Geoffrey Journeay-Kaler, NOLS Rocky Mountain
Intern

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Topics: NOLS Rocky Mountain, Educators Notebook

REI joins Expedition Denali

By NOLS on 11/27/12 7:59 AM
REI is a proud sponsor of Expedition Denali - stay tuned for more details in 2013!
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Topics: Behind the Scenes

NOLS Year in Patagonia - Student Interviews

By NOLS on 8/24/12 3:28 AM

NOLS Patagonia Equipment Assistant Nathan Fry talked with grads from the 2011/2012 Year in Patagonia about their experience. Check out the video he put together:

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Topics: NOLS Patagonia, Expedition Prep