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Watch the Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus video

By NOLS on Mar 22, 2013

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 Dec 5, 2012

Submitted by Geoffrey Journeay-Kaler, NOLS Rocky Mountain

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Topics: NOLS Rocky Mountain, Educators Notebook

REI joins Expedition Denali

By NOLS on Nov 27, 2012
REI is a proud sponsor of Expedition Denali - stay tuned for more details in 2013!
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NOLS Grieves Thomas Plotkin Tragedy

By NOLS on Sep 24, 2011

The NOLS community is saddened to share the tragic news that Thomas Plotkin, a student on a Semester in India course, is lost and presumed dead.

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Alaska Bear Incident Update

By NOLS on Jul 24, 2011
Original Post: 11:00 a.m. 7/24/11
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A Message from Tori Murden McClure, NOLS Board Chair

By NOLS on Jun 26, 2011

On Saturday evening, a group of seven NOLS students on an Alaska backpacking course, was attacked by a brown bear while hiking up a small creek in the remote Talkeetna Mountains. Four of the students suffered injuries as a result of the attack.

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Camping Recipe: Kelly’s Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

By NOLS on May 3, 2011

Emerging from my sleeping bag on a chilly morning I can think of no better breakfast than a piping hot concoction of butter, four, and sugar.

There’s just one problem: I don’t like gluten and it doesn’t like me back. Gluten intolerance can be tricky, especially in the backcountry.

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Topics: NOLS, Expedition Prep, Breakfast, recipe, baking, cooking, Whisperlite, health, cooking in the woods, Educators Notebook, dessert, cooking in the wilderness, gluten free, the cooker, cinnamon rolls, backcountry, backcountry recipe

The NOLS Podcast - Leadership Progression

By NOLS on Feb 2, 2011

In this episode of The NOLS Podcast, John Kanengieter, NOLS Director for Leadership, sits down with Jamie O’Donnell, NOLS instructor and program supervisor, to discuss the leadership progression on a course and speak to the unscripted nature and subtle nuances of how we teach leadership.

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Topics: NOLS, Leadership Skills, jamie o'donnell, leadership progression, discussion, Expedition Prep, leaders, experiential education, learn, John Kanengieter, curriculum, NOLS Professional, teach, Educators Notebook, Becoming an Instructor, outdoor education

Know Your Knots - The Trucker's Hitch

By NOLS on Nov 11, 2009

The trucker's hitch is a great thing to have in your quiver of tricks. It's often the first knot we teach students on NOLS courses to use for pitching a tent. It is simple to tie, easy to adjust, and easy to

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Topics: NOLS, survival, knots, Educators Notebook, expedition, education, wilderness