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A day of service with Ironwood Tree Experience

By NOLS Southwest staff on 10/29/10 10:22 AM

On October 18th, the in-town staff at NOLS Southwest spent the afternoon donating some time for a great cause. We set out to meet up with Eric and Suzanne Dhruv, Directors of the Ironwood Tree Experience, (ITE) which is a local non-profit in Tucson. ITE is part of Prescott College’s Center for Children in Nature, and their mission is to connect teens with their community through experiences in nature.

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Topics: arizona, service, NOLS, Behind the Scenes, Tucson, Southwest, community project, clean up, trash, ITE, ironwood tree experience, greenlot, wilderness

NOLS Instructors Lighten Packs

By Ryan Hutchins-Cabibi on 2/9/10 8:17 AM

This last week NOLS Southwest was once again the proud host of the Lightweight Backpacking Seminar for NOLS Instructors. This annual training followed on the heals of two lightweight backpacking courses that successfully educated twenty new NOLS graduates.

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Topics: arizona, hike, NOLS, leadership, Tucson, Southwest, Training, National Outdoor Leadership School, outdoor, school, skills, shangri-la, backpack, AZ, caldera cone, GoLite, Backpacking, Mountain, Educators Notebook, instructors, trail, light, stove, Lightweight, education