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The state of the school: FY 2012

By Casey Adams on Oct 16, 2012

Staff, faculty , advisory council members, and NOLS Board of
Trustees gathered in Lander, Wyo.
last Friday for the annual board and
committee meetings. The weekend commenced with State of the School addresses by
new Board Chair Kate
Gunness Williams
, NOLS Executive Director John Gans, and the executive
director team.

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Topics: NOLS, Behind the Scenes, WyoFile, Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus, Board, Trustees, Lander, Kate Gunness Williams, educate, enroll, faculty, awards, wilderness education, National Outdoor Leadership School, Wyoming, Faculty Summit, County10, fundraising, strategic plan, WMI, advisory council, Nonprofit Times, Outside Magazine, State of the School, staff, student, Expedition goals, leader, wilderness, record, John Gans

Faculty Summit workshop examines technology in the backcountry

By Casey Adams on May 18, 2012

As the final day of the second annual NOLS Faculty Summit began to wind down, the final workshops of the week imparted final insights and discussions.

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Topics: cameras, NOLS, navigation, wilderness education, workshop, technology, forum, Faculty Summit, communication, information, radios, GPS, Kindle, Educators Notebook, NOLS.TV, outdoor education, PLBs, distractions, education, wilderness, iPhone

Faculty Summit kicks off with clinics

By Casey Adams on May 15, 2012

The second annual NOLS Faculty Summit kicked off today, with clinics up and down Sinks Canyon outside Lander. Both the river crossing clinic and rock rescue clinic kicked off early in the morning, and the afternoon included a Tyrolean traverse clinic.

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Topics: NOLS, Sinks Canyon, Tyrolean traverse, Popo Agie River, clinics, Lander, rock rescue, National Outdoor Leadership School, climbing, Wyoming, Faculty Summit, Educators Notebook, river crossing

Explore the written word

By Casey Adams on May 10, 2012

As the NOLS community around the world is preparing for the Second Annual NOLS Faculty Summit, Central Wyoming College is preparing for an outdoor education experience of the literary persuasion. The college is currently accepting registration for the first Wind River Outdoor Writers Conference.

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Topics: free, Outdoor Inspiration Award, NOLS, Sinks Canyon, adventurer, Outdoor Industry Association, Lander, blind, workshops, Faculty Summit, Central Wyoming College, Erik Weihenmayer, Live the Dream, critiques, Wind River Outdoor Writers Conference, college credit

165 field instructors under one tent - The nols faculty summit wrap up

By NOLS on May 18, 2011

The first annual National Outdoor Leadership School Faculty Summit wrapped up last Thursday, and responses are rolling in that it was a huge success. The three-day professional development and community-building conference was held in Lander, WY from May 10-12.

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Topics: NOLS, staff training, may 2011, speakers, field instructor, National Outdoor Leadership School, Faculty Summit, field guide, seminar, field staff, Educators Notebook, instructor, guide, 2011

The Faculty Summit Has Begun!

By NOLS on May 10, 2011

Over 150 instructors from around the world have gathered for a week of workshops, discussions, lectures, seminars, networking and fun. Topics range from river crossing techniques to the state of inclusion here at NOLS. Today we will hear from Tori Murden McClure, John Grunsfeld, Joe Thomas, and an expedition-full of veteran instructors. Follow along on Twitter at #NOLSsummit.

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Topics: NOLS Faculty, leadership leassons, wyoming news, Faculty Summit, experiential education, Lander Wyoming, KTWO, Educators Notebook, nols instructor