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The Joy of Backcountry Cooking: Lessons from Sinks Canyon Test-Kitchen

By Roberta Schoultz on 10/31/13 9:07 AM

When I took my first NOLS course in 2005 (Spring Semester in Patagonia), I dreaded the day when it would be my turn to cook. Not only had I never cooked anything beyond microwavable Easy-Mac, but cooking in the back-country on these strange devices called Whisper-Lites…the idea struck fear in my young heart. My tent group and I, having just trudged across mountains and glaciers through wind, rain and snow, finally approached a suitable spot to camp. We all took a load off and sat down on the damp ground.

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Topics: Educators Notebook

Stepping Out of the Classroom: Diversity & Inclusion at NOLS Rocky Mountain

By Roberta Schoultz on 10/17/13 8:22 AM

Here
at NOLS Rocky Mountain we often see many faces in a day. Courses come in and out, they ration food, issue and de-issue, brief and debrief, eat lunches and cleanup. It’s often easy to pass by without noticing many of the people that work to keep all of the operations at the branch running smoothly. There are two people in particular that always have a smile on their face, take due pride in their work, and perform essential functions to the branch’s operations. Freyja del Duca and Joel Harrington are two young adults with special needs. Freyja and Joel, both Lander natives, are exemplary staff members at NOLS Rocky Mountain and they work hard to serve the thousands of students that pass through this branch every year.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, NOLS Rocky Mountain, Inclusion, Diversity